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  • My guardian's delicacy had soon perceived this and had tried to convey to her that he thought she was right.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Our young friend is not to be suspected of any delicacy, I should imagine," said Mr. Skimpole, unabashed and candid.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To see the horses, dogs, and cattle go by me and to know that in ignorance I belong to them and not to the superior beings in my shape, whose delicacy I offend!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Mr. Skimpole," said Richard to me, "has a delicacy in applying to my cousin Jarndyce because he has lately—I think, sir, I understood you that you had lately—" "Oh, yes!" returned Mr. Skimpole, smiling.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Where the throng is thickest, where the lights are brightest, where all the senses are ministered to with the greatest delicacy and refinement, Lady Dedlock is.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There really is no reason why I should hesitate to say that I know very well that any little delicacy I might have had in making a request to you is quite removed.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Mr. Bagnet, unconscious of these little defects, sets his heart on Mrs. Bagnet eating a most severe quantity of the delicacies before her; and as that good old girl would not cause him a moment's disappointment on any day, least of all on such a day, for any consideration, she imperils her digestion fearfully.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As to restoratives and strengthening delicacies, Mr. Boythorn's good housekeeper was for ever trotting about with something to eat or drink in her hand; I could not even be heard of as resting in the park but she would come trotting after me with a basket, her cheerful face shining with a lecture on the importance of frequent nourishment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When all her preparations were concluded and the pretty tea-table with its little delicacies to tempt me, and its white cloth, and its flowers, and everything so lovingly and beautifully arranged for me by Ada downstairs, was ready at the bedside, I felt sure I was steady enough to say something to Charley that was not new to my thoughts.  (not reviewed by editor)

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