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Elegantly

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Élegantly. adv. [from elegant.]

  1. In such a manner as to please without elevation.

  2. Neatly; nicely; with minute beauty.

    Whoever would write elegantly, must have regard to the different turn and juncture of every period: there must be proper distances and pauses. Pope's Odyssey, Notes.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (390)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Elegantly." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12857.



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