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delicacy
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delicacy
Used in
Bleak House
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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)

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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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