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The House of Mirth
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The House of Mirth
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  • It was as though the sense in her of unexplained scruples and resistances had the same attraction as the delicacy of feature, the fastidiousness of manner, which gave her an external rarity, an air of being impossible to match.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But she was growing less sensitive on such points: a hard glaze of indifference was fast forming over her delicacies and susceptibilities, and each concession to expediency hardened the surface a little more.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She doubted Mrs. Van Osburgh's reluctance, but was aware of Miss Farish's habit of ascribing her own delicacies of feeling to the persons least likely to be encumbered by them.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: offend her delicacy
as in: eat the delicacy
as in: discuss with delicacy
as in: delicacy of her brushwork
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