highly wrought

See: elaborate
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This picture is not too highly wrought; though, I confess, it would not long remain a just one.
She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
There were human beings enough, and enough of highly wrought and symphonious feeling to produce that more impressive sound than the organ tones of the blast, or the thunder, or the roar of the sea; even that mighty swell of many voices, blended into one great voice by the universal impulse which makes likewise one vast heart out of the many.
The highly wrought and cumbrous saddle was evidently more for show than use.
Miss Rachel was in high good spirits, just in that humour for talking nonsense, and perversely persisting in it as if it was sense, which you may sometimes have observed in young girls, when they are highly wrought up, at the end of an exciting day.
This remarkably beautiful and highly wrought small cabinet of architectural design, inlaid with panels of figurative and perspectival marquetry, with elegantly chased gilt bronze mounts, was probably made in Nuremberg around 1565.
The difference in price is a reflection of the fact that while for Schiele, drawing was in many ways a central facet of his creativity resulting in many highly wrought works on paper, Klimt used drawing more usually as a means of thinking through compositional ideas.
Taking traditional skepticism of historiography and lending to it a "distinctly affective turn" (27), The Recess challenges the belief in historical recovery "through highly wrought images that are at once excessive to history writing and that stand as elaborate innovations of novel form" (46).
The first thing that strikes you is that the customary baroque, highly wrought poetic style that is the Frame trademark has been dropped for a spare more direct mode.
Such "highly wrought" prose can be hard on the reader, but one of Beam's central insights is that the intractability of elaborate style manifests a form of will (1).
Disabusing the reader of any staid notions of what constitutes literary value, Beam makes a persuasive case for a legitimate female literary style that emphasizes what she calls "highly wrought" language and imagery.
It is obviously one of Dworzynski''s party pieces, notable for its fine, unrushed phrasing and highly wrought colouring to match the artwork of Mussorksy''s friend, the architect Victor Hartmann.

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