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- adv. In an elaborate manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an elaborate manner; with elaboration; with nice regard to exactness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with elaboration
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Before the trial, he mailed off all his court documents to family members in elaborately decorated envelopes so prison personnel wouldn't read them.
In the corners, underneath pink bougainvillea, tamboras -- musicians garbed in elaborately decorate outfits -- play their instruments.
A particular gem is 'Cookery Illustrated & Household Mangement', which states "Do not attempt at any time to entertain elaborately without the help of a maid".
He still dresses in elaborately detailed costumes when he gets home from preschool now but at the end of the day he actually folds them and puts them in the tickle trunk.
It has gone from marching bands and Up With People to attention-getting pop stars in elaborately produced spectacles.
Among the foremost rides a young woman in elaborately beaded buckskin dress.
Shaping the word elaborately, she made a wry face over it.
And this was a triumph of that not uncommon line of nursery policy which consists in elaborately misleading the infant mind for good.
But I read one story from a bride who recounted receiving a box of condoms as a wedding gift which seemed, pardon me, slightly tacky; or another who recalled the elaborately wrapped brick she received with a note that advised her to use it as a cornerstone when she built a house, which probably takes “practical” to a new level.
And there are large-scale pieces, such as elaborately painted terracotta sarcophagi.