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Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina
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  • How could a woman of any intelligence, of any delicacy, put her sister in such a humiliating position!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Levin was grateful to him for his delicacy and was very glad of his visitor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was just for this fineness of perception, for this delicacy, that Darya Alexandrovna liked Levin.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It seemed to Levin that they knew all about it already and sympathized with him, saying nothing merely from delicacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The elegant, whiskered manservant, who used to be continually complaining to his acquaintances of the delicacy of his nerves, was so panic-stricken on seeing his master lying on the floor, that he left him losing blood while he ran for assistance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Then a small gentleman, very young-looking but very malignant, began to say that it would probably be agreeable to the marshal of the province to give an account of his expenditures of the public moneys, and that the misplaced delicacy of the members of the committee was depriving him of this moral satisfaction.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The men stood round the strong-smelling spirits and salt delicacies, and the discussion of the Russification of Poland between Koznishev, Karenin, and Pestsov died down in anticipation of dinner.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What was extraordinary was that everyone not only liked him, but even people previously unsympathetic, cold, and callous, were enthusiastic over him, gave way to him in everything, treated his feeling with tenderness and delicacy, and shared his conviction that he was the happiest man in the world because his betrothed was beyond perfection.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One would have thought that out of two dozen delicacies one might find something to one's taste, but Stepan Arkadyevitch asked for something special, and one of the liveried waiters standing by immediately brought what was required.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What kind of bird may it be, pray?" added Ryabinin, looking contemptuously at the snipe: "a great delicacy, I suppose."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I don't expect you to understand me, my feelings, as anyone who loved me might, but simple delicacy I did expect," she said.  (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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