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tact
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • Though Nikolay Parfenovitch did insert this in the protocol, he showed the most praiseworthy tact and management.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (86% in)
  • It must be noted that Kolya understood and divined what was in Dardanelov's heart and, of course, despised him profoundly for his "feelings"; he had in the past been so tactless as to show this contempt before his mother, hinting vaguely that he knew what Dardanelov was after.
    Book 10 — The Boys (9% in)

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