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delicacy
used in The Screwtape Letters

4 uses
  • Mere excess in food is much less valuable than delicacy.
    Chapter 17 (79% in)
  • This has largely been effected by concentrating all our efforts on gluttony of Delicacy, not gluttony of Excess.
    Chapter 17 (9% in)
  • If challenged, she would say she was doing this to avoid waste; in reality she does it because the particular shade of delicacy to which we have enslaved her is offended by the sight of more food than she happens to want.
    Chapter 17 (36% in)
  • If he is an arrogant man with a contempt for the body really based on delicacy but mistaken by him for purity—and one who takes pleasure in flouting what most if his fellows approve—by all means let him decide against love.
    Chapter 19 (71% in)

There are no more uses of "delicacy" in The Screwtape Letters.

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