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  • Its unelevated, unlabored language makes clear the sense in which the characters are just like us.

    Putting Antigone's World in Context

  • This intense interest, though generally deplored by the better sorts among us, may be prurient, unelevated and unbecoming, but it is also eminently understandable.

    Real-Life Mini-Series

  • After reentry, the aft wing is returned to an unelevated position which enables gliding flight to a horizontal-runway landing.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: April 2007 Archives

  • Interestingly, the 'th' is unelevated in the header, but elevated in the body.

    60 Minutes Documents forged?

  • He had, besides, a turn of expression which was very far from being low and unelevated; and possessed two other accomplishments, in which no one could equal him, -- an uncommon clearness and accuracy in stating the points he was to speak to; and a neat and easy manner of collecting the substance of what had been said by his antagonist, and by himself.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

  • Now I had come to see and pay my compliments to a poet, and there did appear to me to be something strangely awkward and irresistibly ludicrous in having to address, to some extent, in a literary and complimentary vein, an individual actually engaged in so excessively prosaic and unelevated a species of performance.

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • It is altogether rather a pretentious affair, wherein one sees the evidence of substantial wealth unelevated by artistic grace or poetic grandeur.

    Birds of Prey

  • We have here, and in no mere fragments, the spectacle of a universal application to the instruments of daily life of fitness and beauty, in a temper still unsophisticated, as also unelevated, by the divination of the spirit of man.

    Greek Studies: a Series of Essays

  • Now I had come to see and pay my compliments to a poet, and there did appear to me to be something strangely awkward and irresistibly ludicrous in having to address, to some extent, in a literary and complimentary vein, an individual actually engaged in so excessively prosaic and unelevated a species of performance.

    Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist

  • I utterly disbelieve in Von Buch and de Beaumont's views; but on the other hand, in the case of the Mauritius and St. Jago, I cannot, perhaps unphilosophically, persuade myself that they are merely the basal fragments of ordinary volcanoes; and therefore I thought I would suggest the notion of a slow circumferential elevation, the central part being left unelevated, owing to the force from below being spent and [relieved?] in eruptions.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

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