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delicacy
used in
Jane Eyre
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delicacy
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • They could not be the daughters of the elderly person at the table; for she looked like a rustic, and they were all delicacy and cultivation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, no, sir; besides the delicacy and richness of the fabric, I found nothing save Fairfax Rochester's pride; and that did not scare me, because I am used to the sight of the demon.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They might have said, as I have no doubt they thought, that they had believed me to be without any friends save them: for, indeed, I had often said so; but, with their true natural delicacy, they abstained from comment, except that Diana asked me if I was sure I was well enough to travel.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You will see what impetus would be given to your efforts and mine by our physical and mental union in marriage: the only union that gives a character of permanent conformity to the destinies and designs of human beings; and, passing over all minor caprices all trivial difficulties and delicacies of feeling all scruple about the degree, kind, strength or tenderness of mere personal inclination you will hasten to enter into that union at once.  (not reviewed by editor)

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