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delicacy
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Hard Times
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  • If I might venture to remark that it is the least in the world deficient in that delicacy to which a youth mistaken, a character misconceived, and abilities misdirected, would turn for relief and guidance, I should express what it presents to my own view.’
  • But, I say we are all liable to mistakes and I should feel sensible of your delicacy, and grateful for it, if you would spare me these references to Harthouse.

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  • Here was one of the fluffy classes pulled up extremely short by my esteemed friend Mr. Bounderby — who, as we know, is not possessed of that delicacy which would soften so tight a hand.

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as in: eat the delicacy Define
something that is rare or expensive -- usually a prized food
as in: discuss with delicacy Define
care and gentleness -- especially speaking or acting with sensitivity and tact
as in: offend her delicacy Define
fragility -- of something that can easily be damaged (often referring to the fragility of someone's emotional well being when it is easily distressed by something that is offensive or disturbing)
as in: delicacy of the brushwork Define
pleasant subtlety or fineness
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