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tact
used in The Mill on the Floss

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the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • Lucy's eyes turned with anxious interest toward Maggie to see how she went through this first interview, since a sadly memorable time, with a man toward whom she must have so strange a mixture of feelings; but she was pleased to notice that Wakem had tact enough to enter at once into talk about the bazaar wares, and appear interested in purchasing, smiling now and then kindly at Maggie, and not calling on her to speak much, as if he observed that she was rather pale and tremulous.
    6.9 — Book 6 Chapter 9 — Charity in Full-Dress (28% in)

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