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.
It was made of fine material, and was elaborately ornamented.
Again because it has been deliberately and elaborately organized to fulfil certain functions.
"Pleased to meet you, young lady," said he, bowing low and elaborately.
Labourer saddling melancholy grey, elaborately stained on both quarters.
In any case, the plot had been well-timed and elaborately thought out.
The gymnasia are elaborately equipped with exercising apparatus.
What interest had my lady of the dark in elaborately deceiving me?
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.