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delicacy
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
  • But, as noted, all this delicacy seemed futile now, since his actions had been robbed of their spontaneity and thus of any value.
    7.2 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (81% in)
  • His relatives had sent him these homey delicacies to help him build up some strength.
    4.3 - He Tries Out His Conversational French (53% in)
  • Given his natural tact and delicacy, Hans Castorp seemed not to want to think of it until the very last moment.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (10% in)
  • The poetic adolescent's delicacy only served to spur him to take the opposite course, to find occasion for paying frequent visits to unhappy Frau von Mallinckrodt and for performing little nursing services that required no special training.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (76% in)
  • Oh, the sweet inner surfaces of the elbow and the hollow of the knee, with their abundance of organic delicacies beneath the padding of flesh!
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (98% in)
  • One must eat, eat properly, in order to give life's demands their due, he informed them, and then ordered refreshments for everyone: a selection of meats and cold cuts, tongue, goose breast, and roast beef, sausages and ham—plates piled with delicacies and garnished with little balls of butter, radishes, and parsley until they resembled showy flowerbeds.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (40% in)
  • Or, as Herr Settembrini would have expressed it with belletristic delicacy, what a "wag"—reckless, even brazen, when dealing with personalities, but just as clever at extricating himself when he must.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (69% in)
  • And he told them to deal him a card, set a horn-rimmed pince-nez on his nose, its high bridge jutting up into his brow, and ordered champagne: three bottles of Mumm and Co., Cordon rouge, tres sec; plus petits fours—luscious cone-shaped little delicacies, tenderest pastries glazed with colored sugar and marbled with chocolate or pistachio creams, each presented on a paper doily with a lacy trim.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (79% in)

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