elegant sheaths bore the marks of copper zippers snaking up the back and around the neckline.
Christine Lagarde, the elegant French finance minister, was packing for Brazil and her global campaign for DSK's job.
Refined, elegant, and to the manor born, Betty is everything that Don is not.
“George Kennan was tall, thin, blue-eyed, elegant,” she later wrote of their meeting at a safe house in Bern.
In the meantime, she spent many years maintaining the elegant simplicity of Google's search page.
The stamp of the elegant simplicity of Cyrus, the Persian, was upon it.
"Pray excuse me," replied Phoebus, with an elegant obeisance.
The art of blending scientific research with elegant disquisition remained to be invented.
That elegant connection of ours—that dear lady who was here yesterday—'
An elegant open carriage, drawn by four noble grey horses, contained the bridal party.
late 15c., from Middle French élégant (15c.), from Latin elegantem (nominative elegans) "choice, fine, tasteful," collateral form of present participle of eligere "select with care, choose." Elegans was originally a term of reproach, "dainty, fastidious;" the notion of "tastefully refined" emerged in classical Latin. Related: Elegantly.
(From Mathematics) Combining simplicity, power, and a certain ineffable grace of design. Higher praise than "clever", "winning" or even cuspy.
The French aviator, adventurer, and author Antoine de Saint-Exup'ery, probably best known for his classic children's book "The Little Prince", was also an aircraft designer. He gave us perhaps the best definition of engineering elegance when he said "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."