High style


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High style

The more ornately detailed version of an architectural style; used in contrast to simpler examples, from different periods or of the same period.
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She closes the first act in the light high style of the concertato aria with solo oboes and horns.
Petersburg of high style and mystic atmosphere--its parks and palaces, balls and gaming tables.
Prefab is nothing short of pre-fabulous for homeowners demanding high style without a long wait
9 seconds, this four seater (available in 16 paint finishes) offers high performance and high style with full leather trim, an onboard computer, and an optional GPS navigational system.
Populist without sacrificing high style, and high style without pretension Hudson is an outgrowth of a new world order, where instant access to global travel and the Internet has led to a democratization of style.
Hume's paintings, too, with their atmosphere of high style and inaccessible emotion, invite viewers to project upon them.
In classical rhetoric the plain style is the lowest of the traditional three levels of style, and as such, Auski correctly observes, is not greatly valued, although he never really grasps the converse point, that the high style was more estimated because of its greater efficiency in movere, moving the listeners' or readers' souls to give assent (note the conspicuous absence of this point on 34 and 53).
What Ardant may lack in the larger-than-life star charisma Callas oozed from every pore, she makes up for in an eerie ability to channel something of the great singer's volcanic emotionality, seductiveness, and combination of worldliness and provinciality, not to mention her ineffable high style.

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