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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAINTIER

But if I could earn money in no daintier fashion, I would do it.

And she built a bower of green; Daintier was there never seen.

A daintier, warmer, safer, little cradle no bird could desire.

"If I were a bear, I couldn't ask for a daintier meal," said Tom, gallantly.

Never were there daintier love passages in the midst of war.

The musings of Deerfoot took a daintier, softer, tenderer tint.

Her sister, also fair, was smaller of mold and daintier of look and manner.

It will be another 'sky cruise,' longer and daintier and lovelier!

Save that they are daintier, they are much the same as Christmas dishes in other lands.

No lunch was ever daintier or more palatable; of that Elnora was perfectly sure.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "excellence, elegance; a luxury," from Old French deintie (12c.) "price, value," also "delicacy, pleasure," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "greatness, rank, worthiness, worth, beauty," from dignus "worthy" (see dignity).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.