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tact
used in Arrowsmith

6 uses
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Definition
the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • She seemed to him a miracle of tact and ease as she bullied her guests into an appearance of merriment.
    Chapter 5 (31% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 6 (73% in)
  • 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—"
    Chapter 16 (37% in)
  • Mayor Pugh considered him tactless.
    Chapter 24 (48% in)
  • "Oh, you got to expect that," he reflected, feeling that he was being tactful and patient and penetrating.
    Chapter 37 (90% in)

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