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tact
used in Sister Carrie

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Definition
the ability or act of saying or handling things in such a way that others feel good about them
  • By this tact he made Drouet feel that he admired his choice.
    Chapter 10 (76% in)
  • Indeed, it affected the entire atmosphere of the flat, as such things are inclined to do, and gave to his wife's mind its subdued and tactful turn, anxious to avoid taciturn replies.
    Chapter 4 (9% in)
  • There was a class however, too rich, too famous, or too successful with whom he could not attempt any familiarity of address, and with these he was professionally tactful, assuming a grave and dignified attitude, paying them the deference which would win their good feeling without in the least compromising his own bearing and opinions.
    Chapter 5 (38% in)
  • Schooled in winning those birds of fine feather among his own sex, the merchants and professionals who visited his resort, he could use even greater tact when endeavoring to prove agreeable to some one who charmed him.
    Chapter 10 (59% in)
  • They spread a little lunch, at which he served the wine, and afterwards he used fine tact in going "Now," he said, addressing first Carrie and then.
    Chapter 10 (95% in)
  • Drouet was not shrewd enough to see that this was not tactful.
    Chapter 11 (17% in)
  • His grace, tact, and ornate appearance gave the place an air which was most essential, while at the same time his long experience made him a most excellent judge of its stock necessities.
    Chapter 13 (36% in)
  • Naturally, Hurstwood, who was a little above the order of mind which accepted this standard as perfect, who had shrewdness and much assumption of dignity, who held an imposing and authoritative position, and commanded friendship by intuitive tact in handling people, was quite a figure.
    Chapter 18 (64% in)
  • Hurstwood, still tactful in distress, added nothing to this.
    Chapter 39 (37% in)
  • Tactfully, Mrs. Vance avoided the subject of Hurstwood, of whom she could not help thinking.
    Chapter 44 (52% in)

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