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  • Exornando seipsam eleganter, facilem et hilarem se gerendo erga cunctos, ridendo suave ac blandum quid,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • -----, 1581, Discussionum peripateticarum tomi IV, quibus Aristotelicae philosophiae universa historia atque dogmata nunc veterum placitis collata, eleganter et erudite declarantur, Basel: ad Pernam Lecythum.

    Francesco Patrizi

  • Skip Magruder would have been eleganter than that.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • "I never see nothin 'no eleganter, mum," said Mary Anne: "she wants nothin 'but a veil to make a bride out of her -- an' a becominer thing she never has wore."

    A Fair Barbarian

  • Gallicæ gentis decus, primus fingulari confilio intentato ante hâc conamine aggreffus eft; atque ingenuam hanc animi fui intentionem per varios tractatus, quos in argumenti huius elaboratione eleganter acutè confcripfit, pofteris teftatem rcliquit.

    Thomas Hariot

  • As he uncorked it, says he, 'I guess Sam, this will warm your gizzard, my boy; I guess our great nation may be stumped to produce more eleganter liquor than this here.

    The Clockmaker

  • As he uncorked it, says he, I guess Sam, this will warm your gizzard, my boy; I guess our great nation may be stumped to produce more eleganter liquor than this here.

    The Clockmaker — or, the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick, of Slickville

  • Carissime -- Scribis, ut nummos scilicet epistolarios solvam et postremo in Tartara abeam: immo tu potius Tartaricum (ut aiunt) deprehendisti, qui me vernaculâ meâ linguâ pro scribâ conductitio per tot annos satis eleganter usum ad Latinè impure et canino fere ore latrandum per tuasmet epistolas benè compositas et concinnatas percellere studueris.

    The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb — Volume 5 The Letters of Charles and Mary Lamb

  • I declare, in all my travels, I never see nothing eleganter.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • Est tamen quieté, & puré, & eleganter actæ ætitis, placida ac lenis senctus.

    On the Death of Mrs. Jennings

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