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  • Could be that in my snobby, impossible-to-please way, I think the car is somehow over-refined and therefore not aggressive enough, not masculine enough to be a supercar?

    Nissan GT-R: A 'Halo Car' With Devil's Horns

  • Could be that in my snobby, impossible-to-please way, I think the car is somehow over-refined and therefore not aggressive enough, not masculine enough to be a supercar?

    Nissan GT-R: A 'Halo Car' With Devil's Horns

  • In our age of processed, over-refined foods, the idea of having to boil your sugar to skim off impurities is totally alien.

    Andrew Beahrs: Birth of an American Cookie

  • There are bad ones—stuff made mostly out of sugar or over-refined like white bread, white rice, and white pasta.

    The 17 Day Diet

  • But not so much for Tristan, who found her looks a bit over-refined, a bit cold and aloof, very similar in fact to the pictures of the women in the magazine she thumbed through, and none of the women in the pictures met with his particular approval.

    Excerpt: The Dart League King by Keith Morris

  • In our age of processed, over-refined foods, the idea of having to boil your sugar to skim off impurities is totally alien.

    Andrew Beahrs: Birth of an American Cookie

  • I hoped to find cultures, peoples, and individuals who were living a more natural life, a life vastly different from our comfortable — and some might say vicarious, buy-crazy, over-refined — existence in the West.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • I hoped to find cultures, peoples, and individuals who were living a more natural life, a life vastly different from our comfortable — and some might say vicarious, buy-crazy, over-refined — existence in the West.

    Remember To Live! a Cautionary Essay by Michael Pastore

  • The Begum is not over-refined, but as kind a woman as ever lived, and devilish clever too; and as for the little Blanche, you know my opinion about her, you rogue; you know my belief is that she is sweet on you, and would have you for the asking.

    The History of Pendennis

  • The movement has a delightful spontaneity, and it is wanting in none of the charms of his style, unless, perhaps, the style is over-refined; but it was not a novelty, and the public began to criticise and demand a new note.

    Washington Irving

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