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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • She is herself the very soul of delicacy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The man who entered was young, some two-and-twenty at the outside, well-groomed and trimly clad, with something of refinement and delicacy in his bearing.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony, and there are no red-headed clients to vex us with their conundrums.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The circumstances are of great delicacy, and every precaution has to be taken to quench what might grow to be an immense scandal and seriously compromise one of the reigning families of Europe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was from the reigning family of Holland, though the matter in which I served them was of such delicacy that I cannot confide it even to you, who have been good enough to chronicle one or two of my little problems.  (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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