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tact
used in Catch-22

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Definition
the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • Milo studied Yossarian diffidently through the corner of his eye, hesitating tactfully.
    Chapter 24 — Milo (73% in)
  • He had no taste for sham, tact or pretension, and his credo as a professional soldier was unified and concise: he believed that the young men who took orders from him should be willing to give up their lives for the ideals, aspirations and idiosyncrasies of the old men he took orders from.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (53% in)
  • He had proved himself brilliantly under pressure, and he concluded the briefing with an inspiring peroration that every instinct told him was a masterful exhibition of eloquent tact and subtlety.
    Chapter 29 — Peckem (99% in)

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