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delicacy
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Delicacy forbids my putting more concerning him on paper.
  • Since the return of her wedding ring, Melanie had felt that Rhett was a gentleman of rare refinement and delicacy and she was shocked at this remark.

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  • So Charles Hamilton spent his wedding night in an armchair in the corner, not too unhappily, for he understood, or thought he understood, the modesty and delicacy of his bride.
  • Or have I been misinformed about the delicacy of our Southern womanhood?
  • They pretended to great delicacy, modesty and innocence.
  • What a burden modesty and delicacy were!
  • She—the—" This was no time for delicacy but it was hard to bring out the words with the ears of hundreds of strange men listening.

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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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