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Sample sentences for the GRE study word elaborate

elaborate can be used as a adj
elaborate can be used as a verb

1.I entered into a series of elaborate precautions. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.To elaborate is no avail, learn'd and unlearn'd feel that it is so. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.Three young men in elaborate smoking-suits were handing tea-cakes to some of the women. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
4."I felt angry at having been tricked by so elaborate a story as that which he had told me. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.He described to me how he would whip such a boy as if he were unfolding some elaborate mystery. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
6.On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.So here, after all my elaborate preparations for the siege of the White Sphinx, was a meek surrender. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
8.The preacher turned back each wide sleeve of his surplice with an elaborate large gesture and slowly surveyed the array of faces. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
9.has given three brief but elaborate papers on the different writer. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
10.He had elaborated a careful plan for the following evening. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
11.This was the ultimate belief on which all the systems elaborated by human thought in almost all their ramifications rested. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
12.When little things are elaborated with an infinity of pains, in order that they may appear in their full beauty and utmost clearness, how ridiculous that we should not think the highest truths worthy of attaining the highest accurac. - from The Republic by Plato

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