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mince
 v.  cut into very small pieces; chop fine; suppress or weaken the force of
Classic Sentence:
1  You mince matters to an uncommon nicety.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
2  Their elegant bodies swayed as they minced with tiny steps on their little pink feet upon the grass.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
3  All shifted, preened, minced; hands were raised, legs shifted.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
4  The wife minced a bit of meat, then crumbled some bread on a trencher, and placed it before me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
5  Easily and gracefully did he exchange agreeable bandinage with one lady, and then approach another one with the short, mincing steps usually affected by young-old dandies who are fluttering around the fair.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
6  Yet he approached them with great diffidence and none of his late mincing and prancing.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
7  That is to say, without mincing words, he invariably set before his hearers the sorrows and the difficulties which may confront a man, the trials and the temptations which may beset him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
8  At the last moment Mollie, the foolish, pretty white mare who drew Mr. Jones's trap, came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
9  I know no language," he said, "but my own, and a few words of their mincing Norman.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
10  My dear," she told her sister in a high mincing shout, "most of these fellas will cheat you every time.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  Another piece called to her mind a dainty young woman clad in an Empire gown, taking mincing dancing steps as she came down a long avenue between tall hedges.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
12  Mr Dedalus imitated the mincing nasal tone of the provincial.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  I won't mince the lean meat finely unless making dumplings.
2  A Fed chair has to fulfill two, often conflicting, statutory expectations, and be ready for his or her every word to be minced by the market.
3  Yum-Yum walked across the stage with mincing steps.