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Synonyms for elaborateness

marked by elaborately complex detail

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Now I think we are in a position to appreciate why the syntax in "Nebraska" is so elaborate and why that elaborateness plays roles quite different from those it plays in traditional lyric poetry.
This elaborateness is both a check on Thomas's directness and brutality, and an expression of it.
And this implies further that the nature and elaborateness of the grave monuments will reflect the ideological positions of the powers that be, because even if the congregation paid for the headstone it would follow the lead of the clergy.
The campiness and elaborateness of these conceits should not be mistaken as evidence of naively held grand narratives that have yet to be challenged by modernity; in fact, they are precisely a response to a recognized incoherence and fragmentation.
differences in the participants' knowledge base elaborateness and structure; Ceci, 1990).
In a recent offer he received that stood out for its comical elaborateness, Moinian described plans that were laid on his desk for a piece of land on the East Side with no views.
Their collaboration and apportioning of assignments is charming (to develop an arsenal for sabotaging the rallroad; to enlist malcontent first-graders to destroy the boys' latrine; to infiltrate PTA meetings); the elaborateness of their schemes, and the number that succeed, is impressive; and the animation of the central character, Grover the boy genius--with his enormous vocabulary, fund of information, and flights of hilarity--is particularly savory.
Whatever the elaborateness of scenarios, then, surprises may be expected, including some that overwhelm "capabilities-based analysis.
in the handling of discourse-time), as long as it does not foreground this elaborateness, as will be seen in the following.
He notes at one point (Gell 1998:202ff) that certain Marquesan utilitarian objects, such as fan handles, were ornamented with images of deities (etua) and that the elaborateness of the ornamentation varied directly with what he assumes was the political power of their owners.
Ackerman believes that ordinary constitutional law in all its elaborateness (mostly "fog," (10) he seems to think) should overtly give way in states of emergency like that occasioned by September 11.
A tradition and focal point of the parade is the elaborateness of the floats.
While Arnold is certainly not the first to use a simile in this way, his use of the simile in such a way in the aftermath of his exposure to Of the Conduct of the Understanding and his exploitation of the elaborateness inherent in the epic simile as opposed to its more humble relation, the simple simile, suggest that Arnold is interested in Sohrab and Rustum in using the epic simile to invest his language at crucial moments in the text with precision and accuracy in delineating the mental states of his various characters so that the didactic force of the tragic fragment will be both more obvious and effective to Arnold's imagined audience.
Additionally, they are expected to use sound judgment so that proportion both as to expense and delay is maintained between the nature of the problem to be solved and the cost and elaborateness of the proposed response or solution.
One is the elaborateness of ideas and emotion in what a client presents.