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pretentiously elegant

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Receiving 93 points from The Napa Valley Wines Advocate, the winning wine emphasizes high-toned, sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure to allow for indefinite aging.
Those versions tended to strip out the high-toned, evangelical qualities of the original novel, substituting minstrelsy and buffoonery in their place.
The array of high-toned music, dance, film, theater, and art we see at BAM today is anything but innocent, of course--unless you take innocent to mean dedicated to the arts regardless of commercial pressures.
From a clamorous crescendo built slowly of distorted guitars, high-toned bass, and low, rumbling drums, R.
in one spindly high-toned body, knobby elbows and knees
Playing a desperate corporate attorney in the high-toned potboiler "Michael Clayton" was something of a departure for the 47-year-old actress.
Literary and academic in-jokes (Blue's thoughts have footnotes) and high-toned philosophizing walk hand-in-hand with the clever teen dialogue and high school satire.
It's like the dawn, all vicious innocence-/and implicated by the very word/that crashes like a high-toned Wagner chord.
Unlike an artist such as Matthew Ritchie, who similarly teases visually arresting forms from esoteric scientific information, Johnson generally keeps her distance from her subject matter, usually opting not to massage the imagery and the ideas behind it into high-toned conceptual frameworks or personal cosmologies.
Old School is described as a novel, but appears to follow a very similar teenager as he makes his escape from family -his mother having died -with a scholarship to a high-toned but liberal boarding school 'on the eastern seaboard'.
Old School is described as a novel,but appears to follow a very similar teenager as he makes his escape from family -his mother having died -with a scholarship to a high-toned but liberal boarding school ``on the eastern seaboard''.
The current catalog of the high-toned house Westminster John Knox Press, for example, features The Gospel According to the Simpsons.
US -- Maxfield Enterprises, Inc, a high-toned fashion store in Beverly Hills, has been ordered to pay a $175,000 fine for importing and selling shahtoosh shawls.
They see no problem frequenting high-toned and pricey stores (bourgeois), but prefer those, like Restoration Hardware, that forego ostentation and convey an image of homey, retro practicality (bohemian).