Over many pages, Proust vividly mimics the elaborately circumlocutious mode of speech of the elderly diplomat.
Like the elaborately choreographed escape from default, it was a signal moment of Washington unreality, more farce than tragedy.
To this day the elaborately carved façades of the old houses close on the water are of incomparable richness of design.
His worship was elaborately civil but obviously troubled in mind.
Again because it has been deliberately and elaborately organized to fulfil certain functions.
The humour is the same, though often too elaborately expressed.
Labourer saddling melancholy grey, elaborately stained on both quarters.
She was elaborately gowned and furred, and something about her creaked when she walked.
The gymnasia are elaborately equipped with exercising apparatus.
"Her Majesty is to be congratulated," said Sir Oliver elaborately.
1590s, "produced by labor," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare "to exert oneself" (see elaboration). Meaning "very detailed" is from 1620s.
c.1600, "to build up from simple elements," from Latin elaboratus, past participle of elaborare (see elaboration). Meaning "to work out in detail" is attested from 1610s. Related: Elaborated; elaborating.