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tact
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  • She seemed to him a miracle of tact and ease as she bullied her guests into an appearance of merriment.
  • She had need of tact, for Dr. Norman Brumfit was there, and it was one of Dr. Brumfit’s evenings to be original and naughty.
  • While he was practicing the tactful observation he was going to present two minutes from now, he could still hear the clumsy thing he had said two minutes before.
  • Mayor Pugh considered him tactless.
  • "Oh, you got to expect that," he reflected, feeling that he was being tactful and patient and penetrating.
  • He was guilty of an absurd and boyish tactlessness when he heard Norblom observing to the postmaster, "A fellow that calls himself a doctor just because he had luck with that fool Agnes Ingleblad, he hadn’t ought to go getting drunk and disgracing—" Martin stopped.

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  • He was a big, good man with a soft baritone, who ruled with easy tact a choir of repressed soloists, and who had an unerring memory for the favorite hymns of District Superintendents.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Minho shouted, always the tactful one.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials

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