• WordNet 3.6
    • v elegize compose an elegy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Elegize To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elegize To write or compose elegies; celebrate or lament after the style of an elegy; bewail.
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?”
  • Coco Chanel
    “Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Even the wisest woman you talk to is ignorant of something you may know, but an elegant woman never forgets her elegance.”
  • Christian Lacroix
    Christian Lacroix
    “For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed but to get to the very soul of what one is.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Nothing is more elegant than ready money!”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Knowledge is the only elegance.”


In literature:

Via Providence and Stonington, connecting with the elegant Steamers Stonington and Narraganset.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6" by Various
The Countess Bubna is an elegant, an accomplished, and has the character of being also an amiable woman.
"The Diary of an Ennuyée" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Government House drawing room was indeed an apartment of costly elegance.
"Lady Rosamond's Secret" by Rebecca Agatha Armour
Your house is so very elegant.
"The Von Toodleburgs" by F. Colburn Adams
She was the child of wealth, and fashion spoke of her taste and elegance.
"Choice Readings for the Home Circle" by Anonymous
It is a large drawing room, elegant in all its appointments.
"From the Ball-Room to Hell" by T. A. Faulkner
My friend Jones has just built what the newspapers call 'an elegant mansion.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
Oh, he'd put up an elegant scrap.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Friend, and the elegant Dr. Mead.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
As a poet, Pringle is chiefly remarkable for elegance of versification, perspicuity of sentiment, and deep and generous feeling.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III" by Various

In poetry:

"I should like a more elegant figure,"
That child of a duck went on.
"I should like to grow bigger and bigger,
Until I could swallow a swan.
"The New Duckling" by Alfred Noyes
So soft, so elegant, so fair,
Sure something more than human’s there;
I must submit, for strife is vain,
’Twas Destiny that forged the chain.
""To fix her!—’twere a task as vain"" by Tobias Smollett
A was an elegant Ape
Who tied up his ears with red tape,
And wore a long veil
Half revealing his tail
Which was trimmed with jet bugles and crape.
"Billy's Alphabetical Animal Show" by James Whitcomb Riley
At dawn your eyes from Jupiter learn
O God, may fantasies of my mind burn.
The ear adorned with that elegant ring
Gems of Hafiz’s poems may earn.
"Rubaiyat 24" by Shams al-Din Hafiz
"The bad man may, his every sense to please,
Each soft indulging luxury employ:
The plenitude of elegance and ease
He may possess; but never can enjoy.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
BY one of early years the troop was led,
A handsome lad, and elegantly bred.
He landed with his party near the park.
And these in two divided ere 'twas dark.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

This elegant dessert will impress anyone, from grandma to your girls.
His Christmas dinner is as elegant as his culinary ideals are high.
It's an elegant setting for what's shaping up to be an ugly brawl.
The elegant, recently remodeled French Quarter dining rooms of Stella were filled with diners who flew in from as far away as California and paid $2,000 each for what some have called "The Dinner of the Decade.".
The creation of a dot-com millionaire and his new wife, a glamorous and innovative chef, it was the first elegant "raw foods" restaurant.
A designer who emphasized elegance, Nolan Miller was known for his costumes for the women starring in TV's 'Dynasty' and 'Charlie's Angels.'.
From Lisbeth Salander's anti-social punk garb to Mikael Blomqvist's casual layered elegance, Trish Summerville discusses the challenges of outfitting the cast of her first feature film.
An elegant Eva Mendes arrives for acting class in Westwood, California, August 4, 2012.
Beyond its elegant-sounding name and remote location was the intrigue.
An elegant end to dinner party.
What materials best convey elegance.
Curacao With its ornate and elegant pastel-colored buildings, Curacao 's harbor- front in Willemstad is one of the Caribbean's indelible images.
The Princeton Ballet is a company of 14 well-trained dancers with elegantly pulled-up bodies but not, on the evidence of a single viewing, a great deal of individual presence.
John Quincy Adams once declared it "the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen on this continent".
Sales of Ocean Spray's 1-L juice drinks are up 30% in the UK due to a graphics redesign that creates a look of 'elegant simplicity' on the shelf.

In science:

What is the electrical resistance between the input and output? A more challenging question is: what is the resistance between two diagonal points, or between two arbitrary points? As we shall discuss, the latter questions can be solved elegantly using Fourier transform methods.
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
The matrix solution of the resistance has an alternative and elegant formulation in terms of the spin correlation function of the q -state Potts model of ferromagnetism in the q → 0 limit [23, 24].
Fractal and Multifractal Scaling of Electrical Conduction in Random Resistor Networks
Guiard presents a geometric construction of confidence regions, and then shows by an elegant comparison to a likelihood ratio test that the constructed regions are exact and coincide with Fieller’s solution.
A Geometric Approach to Confidence Sets for Ratios: Fieller's Theorem, Generalizations, and Bootstrap
We will present here an alternative and elegant proof of this thanks to large deviation results.
Contributions to Random Energy Models
The Lu-Torquato approach is conceptually simple and elegant, and uses the scaled-particle method of liquid theory to relate chord-length distributions to the problem of finding a thin cylindrical cavity in the liquid.
Random walk approach to the d-dimensional disordered Lorentz gas