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delicacy
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The Idiot
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delicacy
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The Idiot
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  • And what delicacy and tenderness they showed!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Yes, it shows delicacy and intelligence on your part.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He confides in the delicacy of your feelings, and in your friendship for him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He took me all the way home; not attempting to console me, but behaving with the greatest delicacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She thanked him for his delicacy, however, but saw no reason why Gavrila Ardalionovitch should not know about it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If I wished to behave nobly, justly, and with delicacy, I ought to bestow half my fortune upon the son of my benefactor; but as economy is my favourite virtue, and I know this is not a case in which the law can intervene, I will not give up half my millions.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lawyer, who had taken up the matter purely out of friendship to the young man, and almost against his will, invoked every consideration of justice, delicacy, honour, and even plain figures; in vain, the ex-patient of the Swiss lunatic asylum was inflexible.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It only remains for me, then, to thank Nastasia Philipovna for the great delicacy with which she has treated me," said Gania, as pale as death, and with quivering lips.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • According to my calculations, the sum spent on me was very considerably under ten thousand roubles, but I decided on that sum, and you must admit that in paying a debt I could not offer Mr. Burdovsky more, however kindly disposed I might be towards him; delicacy forbids it; I should seem to be offering him charity instead of rightful payment.  (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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