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 Meanings and Examples of DELICATE
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delicate
 a.  pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way; easily broken or damaged
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The lane passed into a pine-wood with boles reddening in the afternoon sun and delicate blue shadows on the snow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  In her face were too sharply blended the delicate features of her mother, a Coast aristocrat of French descent, and the heavy ones of her florid Irish father.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  These latter young men were as anxious to fight the Yankees, should war come, as were their richer neighbors; but the delicate question of money arose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  The sky above turned slowly from azure to the delicate blue-green of a robin's egg, and the unearthly stillness of rural twilight came stealthily down about her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She was more like her father than her younger sisters, for Carreen, who had been born Caroline Irene, was delicate and dreamy, and Suellen, christened Susan Elinor, prided herself on her elegance and ladylike deportment.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  It was delicate embroidery if company were present, but at other times her hands were occupied with Gerald's ruffled shirts, the girls' dresses or garments for the slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  It would suit Carreen's delicate profile and wishy-washy expression perfectly, but Scarlett felt that it made her look like a schoolgirl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  There must be something in it, for Ellen said the same things, in different and more delicate words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  It was the same conflicting emotion that made her desire to appear a delicate and high-bred lady with boys and to be, as well, a hoyden who was not above a few kisses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  Thin as a rail and delicate enough for the wind to blow away and no spirit at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  I forgot how delicate ladies are.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Her nerves, she said, were delicate and she could not endure noises.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  It's no trip for a woman in a delicate condition.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  It was not in Carreen's delicate nature to adjust herself to change.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Carreen had very little to say these days as she moved, delicate and wraithlike, about the tasks which were within her strength.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance.
2  Their marriage is a delicate balance between traditional and contemporary values.
3  This type of engraving requires a delicate touch.
4  The eye is one of the most delicate organs of the body.
5  This china is so fine and delicate that it's translucent.
6  She has been in delicate health for some time.
7  There's something I have to speak to you about - it's a delicate matter.
8  Tourists often disturb the delicate balance of nature on the island.
9  We chose a delicate floral pattern for our bedroom curtains.
10  Rosie's fingers traced a delicate pattern in the sand.
11  The UN must perform a delicate balancing act between the different sides in the conflict.
12  Clear and bright pupil, the MI, long eyelash tremble slightly, white flawless skin with light pink, thin lips like rose petals delicate drips.
13  It isn't their diplomatic style to commit themselves on such a delicate issue.
14  Please don't joke about such a delicate subject.
15  Fulton's strengths are in elaborate detail and delicate construction.