DELICATE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of delicate
Definition:
a. pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way; easily hurt; very subtle in difference
Example:
It was a fragile forest that survived in delicate balance for hundreds of thousands of years.
Sentence in Classic:
The names of articles of dress worn by women or of certain soft and delicate stuffs used in their making brought always to his mind a delicate and sinful perfume.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Holohan was a novice in such delicate matters as the wording of bills and the disposing of items for a programme, Mrs.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
I have good hopes of managing it through my own arrangements; but it is a thing which needs delicate handling, for we have a shrewd and desperate man to deal with, who is supported, as I have had occasion to prove, by another who is as clever as himself.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
With a glow of admiration I watched Holmes unrolling his case of instruments and choosing his tool with the calm, scientific accuracy of a surgeon who performs a delicate operation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They asked for the most delicate silk and the purest gold thread; put both into their own knapsacks; and then continued their pretended work at the empty looms until late at night.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
The childishness of her expression, together with the delicate beauty of her figure, made up her special charm, and that he fully realized.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She was worrying over something, and keeping something back from him, and did not seem to notice the humiliations which poisoned his existence, and for her, with her delicate intuition, must have been still more unbearable.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her pretty little upper lip, on which a delicate dark down was just perceptible, was too short for her teeth, but it lifted all the more sweetly, and was especially charming when she occasionally drew it down to meet the lower lip.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She pulled up her muslin sleeve and showed him a red scar on her long, slender, delicate arm, high above the elbow on that part that is covered even by a ball dress.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Her black eyes looked at the crowd without seeking anyone, and her delicate arm, bare to above the elbow, lay on the velvet edge of the box, while, evidently unconsciously, she opened and closed her hand in time to the music, crumpling her program.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context