Elegance


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Elegance

After Six, Inc.
makers of men’s formal wear and accessories. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 9]
Archer, Isabel
American heiress undergoes process of refinement amid European culture. [Am. Lit.: The Portrait of a Lady]
Ashley, Lady Brett
heroine “as charming when drunk as when sober.” [Am. Lit.: The Sun Also Rises]
dahlia
represents elegance. [Flower Symbolism: Jobes, 406]
Darlington, Lord
epitome of London’s man about town (1800s). [Br. Lit.: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Magill I, 488–490]
locust
tree representing elegance. [Tree Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
Petronius
called by Roman historian Tacitus “a man of refined luxury,” and “the arbiter of elegance”; lived in the reign of the emperor Nero. [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) XVII 681]
References in classic literature ?
They were, of course, very anxious to see a person on whom so much of their comfort at Barton must depend; and the elegance of her appearance was favourable to their wishes.
The ghost of beauty, the ghost of stateliness, the ghost of elegance, the ghost of pride, the ghost of frivolity, the ghost of wit, the ghost of youth, the ghost of age, all waiting their dismissal from the desolate shore, all turning on him eyes that were changed by the death they had died in coming there.
I was pretty good at most exercises in which countryboys are adepts, but, as I was conscious of wanting elegance of style for the Thames - not to say for other waters - I at once engaged to place myself under the tuition of the winner of a prizewherry who plied at our stairs, and to whom I was introduced by my new allies.
She entered a noble and commanding figure, the long white veil, in which she was shrouded, overshadowing rather than concealing the elegance and majesty of her shape.
Reappearing presently in a sou'wester and oilskins, he ran off through the rain and vaulted over the gate with ridiculous elegance.
Sorelli's dressing-room was fitted up with official, commonplace elegance.
The goatherds did not understand this jargon about squires and knights-errant, and all they did was to eat in silence and stare at their guests, who with great elegance and appetite were stowing away pieces as big as one's fist.
Yes, remember this: all of life, or rather all the elegance that expresses life, is in the figure.
I do assure you, sir, that I have no pretensions whatever to that kind of elegance which consists in tormenting a respectable man.
The elegance, propriety, regularity, harmony, and perhaps, above all, the peace and tranquillity of Mansfield, were brought to her remembrance every hour of the day, by the prevalence of everything opposite to them here.
I do not wish to be conquered in elegance by an Englishman.
Blunt came towards me in all the elegance of his slimness and affirming in every line of his face and body, in the correct set of his shoulders and the careless freedom of his movements, the superiority, the inexpressible superiority, the unconscious, the unmarked, the not-to-be-described, and even not- to-be-caught, superiority of the naturally born and the perfectly finished man of the world, over the simple young man.