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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Hallward painted away with that marvellous bold touch of his, that had the true refinement and perfect delicacy that in art, at any rate, comes only from strength.

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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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