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elaborately and heavily ornamented

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the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe

elaborate and extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century

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having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation

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One way of approaching the baroquely described narrative turns and the "drastic imagery" (Preece 40) of Die Blechtrommel is to read the novel as a literary transvaluation of what Freud has called in a short essay, written in 1909, "a family romance" (Freud 224).
Choe, at root a Los Angeles tagger whose often elaborate works can be baroquely figurative, gleefully obscene and/or adolescently indulgent (he provided the art work for the bedroom of "Juno's" pregnant heroine), is unapologetic about his part-time criminality.
Later, however, having passed through the secret laboratory of sadism, and into the equally disturbing penitential quarters of the Duca-Santo, with its baroquely charged Christ bleeding on the cross, Tancredi, worked up by the carnality of the holy image, just as he had been, obscurely, by the previous laboratory, offers a practical explanation to the still uncomprehending Angelica:
Featuring Pacino at his most baroquely brilliant, tearing into the machismo of Oliver Stone's screenplay, De Palma's film has become a cultural touchstone.
45) Delaware's exculpation statute, popularly referred to as "Section 102(b)(7)," accomplished that result somewhat baroquely.
The intense attention to audience response characteristic of this theaterly book occasionally results in baroquely complex assertions that better reflect the critic's intellectual itinerary than a response one could actually have in the theater, as in the following claim for The Wild Duck: "the metatheatrical element in Ibsen's presentation of Hjalmar actually feeds into the audience's sympathy for him even as it distances us enough so that we may also laugh at him" (125).
The October 20, 1996 presidential, legislative, and mayoral elections were judged free and fair by international observers and by the groundbreaking national electoral observer group Etica y Transparencia (Ethics and Transparency) despite a number of irregularities due largely to logistical difficulties and a baroquely complicated electoral law.
While this philosophy might have seemed original at the time, a direct hit at the mores of the recent Victorian era with its sexual repressiveness and the baroquely kinky secret sexuality that repressiveness engendered, Lawrence was actually in full harmony with the mainstream anti-rationalist tradition dating back to Jean-Jacques Rousseau (though Rousseau would probably have used the word "heart" in the place of Lawrence's "blood").
Even through the long nightmare of apartheid, with its baroquely legalized system of oppression, many among the victims and within the opposition kept alive a distinct faith that law could somehow purify and cure the society's evils.
The Baroquely twisting form, like a warped breadstick, is split into two served and serviced zones, punctuated at intervals by sky courts filled with vegetation and water to mitigate the hot, arid desert climate.
One senses both Shakespeare and Welles aware of their belated relation to the genres they seem to be revisiting--Othello appearing long after the 1590s mania for revenge tragedy (after Hamlet, even), and Touch of Evil baroquely driving noir to exhaustion.
the shadow palaver, anxieties fit for ice, cleared for flight, the baroquely cloaked speechswallowing shower room, semantically x-rayed, the uninscribed wall of a stand-up cell: live yourself right through, with no clock.
For example, I Know Where I'm Going (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1945) is a formulaic romance story yet the elements of Gothic chiaroscuro cinematography, baroquely self-conscious narrative and surreal characterizations that emerge in Petrie's reading of it are accurate, unexpected and invigorating.
The notion that we'll suddenly find our drinking water delivering death instead of refreshment is among the more baroquely unsettling of post-9/11 fears.
except, say, classically, as a stasis such as The Sphinx, or baroquely, as does Bach (with bass quaver at-one with theme engendering seemingly infinite variations) or romantically, as "A solid moving through an inferno" (as poet Michael McClure has it).