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elegant

(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."
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To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew, determined, that if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
She showed me her fat French poodle, that lay curled up on a silk cushion, and the two fine Italian paintings: which, however, she would not give me time to examine, but, saying I must look at them some other day, insisted upon my admiring the little jewelled watch she had purchased in Geneva; and then she took me round the room to point out sundry articles of vertu she had brought from Italy: an elegant little timepiece, and several busts, small graceful figures, and vases, all beautifully carved in white marble.
On this elegant couch lay Prince Rainbow, looking more beautiful than ever, and sunk in profound slumber, in which he had been held ever since his disappearance.
A magnificent Court now began to assemble, and at the same time several elegant carriages filled with ladies in magnificent dresses drove up.
But in spite of the elegant terms and good accent of the narrator, the German language had no success.
As to the dinner-service, it was elegant, and in perfect taste.
he looked elegant! They say he's only six feet, but he might 'a' been sixteen, and he certainly did make a fine speech."
The fifty dollars would 'a' been good enough, but he must needs go and put it into those elegant purses."
Elegant Hotels in Saint Lucia and Barbados are among them.
Open Section unbeaten champion Yasir Ali Khan Evan of Learning Chess Academy and girls section unbeaten champion WCM Noshin Anjum of Elegant International Chess Academy received WALTON Smart phones and trophies.
* Huawei has announced Active and Elegant Editions to the Huawei Watch GT Line Up
THERE are few things more exciting than opening presents on Christmas Day, and this year Elegant Resorts teamed up with Chester-based charity Save The Family to spread the excitement a little further in the local community.