1. pretentiously elegant
    a high-toned restaurant
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  • His first two novels suffered from a high-toned moralism that was equal parts political correctness and vaguely Zen-flavored mysticism.
  • made fun of her being so social and high-toned
  • Jimmy Stewart’s self-consciously down-to-earth writer in The Philadelphia Story thinks he has rich Katherine Hepburn pegged from the beginning, but by the end, he’s not so sure; Hepburn’s high-toned brittleness is something of a façade, her ex-husband Cary Grant shows the sort of cunning that other screwball comedies might have assigned to an average Joe, while her up-by-his-bootstraps fiancé, played by John Howard, proves a rather dull fellow indeed. Archive 2008-09-01
  • With property taxes spiraling dramatically, the place also risks turning into a high-toned playground for the rich.
  • Though typical in its insistence on the brand's exotic appeal, Price's endorsement was unusually high-toned.
  • Peering through the windows at the spectacles hosted by white planters, enslaved blacks would then prance and preen in imitation of whites at their own dances, using exaggerated movements, curtsys and bows to and adopting “high-toned” clothing to [...] 2009 February | Edwardian Promenade
  • Her high-toned aesthetics, stylist in the market with values balance, creation gives fashion and suitable for all age women dressed in fashion and accessories.
  • The high-toned Tokyo banquet is clear evidence that the controversial era of the Kamikaze has not passed into oblivion.
  • And of course, the project isn't entirely philanthropic, because the corporation benefits from high-toned PR.
  • The current catalog of the high-toned house Westminster John Knox Press, for example, features The Gospel According to the Simpsons.
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