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Great Expectations
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  • In truth, he said this with so much delicacy, that I felt the subject done with, even though I should be under his father's roof for years and years to come.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I felt that this delicacy arose out of the consideration that the plan would save Herbert some expense, so I went off to Little Britain and imparted my wish to Mr. Jaggers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The delicacy with which Joe dismissed this theme, and the sweet tact and kindness with which Biddy—who with her woman's wit had found me out so soon—had prepared him for it, made a deep impression on my mind.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I will," said I. "In this branch house of ours, Handel, we must have a—" I saw that his delicacy was avoiding the right word, so I said, "A clerk."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had a woman's delicacy of feature, and was—"as you may see, though you never saw her," said Herbert to me—"exactly like his mother.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: offend her delicacy
as in: eat the delicacy
as in: discuss with delicacy
as in: delicacy of her brushwork
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