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Example Sentences for "elaborate"

We made a really elaborate five-course dinner for my grandfather's 100th birthdayA Japanese wedding can be a fairly elaborate ceremony involving a number of different costume changes.

We made a really elaborate five-course dinner for my grandfather's 100th birthday.

The student gave his teacher an elaborate excuse about his dog eating his homework, but she didn't believe it.

The general did not elaborate on his strategy, saying only that we would hear the details when necessary.

The Empress herself will host the elaborate celebrations being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of our nation's independence.

Many of the women at the party had very elaborate hairdos, complete with feathers, flowers and multi-colored beads and braids.

Singer Elton John was known for the elaborate costumes he wore during his performances.

The plan elaborated by the governor's office resulted in a great deal of criticism in the press.

The Etruscans practiced elaborate burials which included bronze, iron, and ivory objects.

The aborigines of Australia had an elaborate ritual life, supported by the world's simplest known material technologies.

The actress was elaborately dressed in a silk and fur dress for the Academy Awards ceremony.

The portraits of Hans Holbein show a taste for elaborately detailed surface textures and richly colorful patterns.

Joseph Priestly once observed that the more elaborate our means of communication, the less we actually communicate.

The transfer of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China was marked by an elaborate ceremony.

Petra, in Jordan, was a city of elaborate buildings carved out of stone, beginning about the fourth century B.C.

Wedding ceremonies are among the most elaborate and colorful occasions in Indonesian culture.

With no money to buy elaborate equipment, many children in Nepal simply play with whatever they can find.

Many towns in Denmark have an elaborate system of bicycle paths, some with their own traffic lights and road signs.

Plato and Aristotle believed that elaborate instrumental music was incompatible with the ideal state.

The simple, plain style of English church music in the early 1500s was a drastic change from the massive, very elaborate Catholic music of the time.


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