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Related to elaborator: expediently, withering


1. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details: an elaborate scheme.
2. Intricate and rich in detail: a carpet with an elaborate pattern.
v. (ĭ-lăb′ə-rāt′) e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing, e·lab·o·rates
1. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly: elaborated a theory of social organization.
2. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
To explain something at greater length or in greater detail: asked me to elaborate on my proposal.

[Latin ēlabōrātus, past participle of ēlabōrāre, to work out : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + labōrāre, to work (from labor, work).]

e·lab′o·rate·ly adv.
e·lab′o·rate·ness n.
e·lab′o·ra′tion n.
e·lab′o·ra′tor n.
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But the idea of this dried-up pedant, this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor's back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)-- this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse to burst into scornful invective.
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It describes the elements of the best sentences and offers activities and assignments for building them using sentence tools (the identifier, the elaborator, the describer, and the combo); punctuation; and paragraph techniques (unscrambling, imitating, and assembling paragraphs, and expanding paragraphs of other authors).
I find the default acceptance of Nietzsche's madness as so neatly placed within today's psychiatric context--without a shred of evidence other than an assumption of symptom --ironic, given Nietzsche's great elaborator Foucault sustained critique of the process of psychiatization as a system of deadly constructions.
65) Yet just as literary critics are increasingly taking care to understand Wilde as an elaborator upon the Salome myth rather than an "invisible, effaced creator of it," we must take care to understand the American Salome as a product of Wilde, Strauss, the theater and the opera house, and, most importantly, the performer herself.
John Preston was a master elaborator of this tale of the heart.
How courts conceive of their role as elaborator and implementer of humanitarian norms may differ depending on whether they are operating within an international or domestic model of the state.
Although one would not know it from reading the current literature, the so called cognitive revolution did not invent the idea of the student as a processor and elaborator of information.
Verific's SystemVerilog Parser includes a parser, analyzer and elaborator.
The instructor plays the role of clarifier, challenger, and elaborator, perhaps modeling for students through the use of outside references to support her claims and by guiding the discussion, in short, participating in a manner that the other students can then emulate.