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  • "What delicacy!" thought the princess.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Princess Mary understood this and appreciated his delicacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Natasha unconsciously felt this delicacy and so found great pleasure in his society.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It would have been impossible to treat her with more delicacy, greater care, and at the same time more seriously than did Count Bezukhov.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She took no pains with her manners or with delicacy of speech, or with her toilet, or to show herself to her husband in her most becoming attitudes, or to avoid inconveniencing him by being too exacting.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As a clever maitre d'hotel serves up as a specially choice delicacy a piece of meat that no one who had seen it in the kitchen would have cared to eat, so Anna Pavlovna served up to her guests, first the vicomte and then the abbe, as peculiarly choice morsels.  (not reviewed by editor)

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