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Crime and Punishment
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  • Well, it teaches one to show delicacy!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By the way, I am convinced that you regard me with suspicion just because I have shown such delicacy and have not so far troubled you with questions… you understand?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let me tell you on the contrary that you ought to show particular delicacy and consideration for us now, because we have thrown up everything, and have come here relying on you, and so we are in any case in a sense in your hands.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It needed the utmost delicacy, the greatest nicety, but she has managed things so that that fool, that conceited baggage, that provincial nonentity, simply because she is the widow of a major, and has come to try and get a pension and to fray out her skirts in the government offices, because at fifty she paints her face (everybody knows it)… a creature like that did not think fit to come, and has not even answered the invitation, which the most ordinary good manners required! I can't…  (not reviewed by editor)

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