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He sliced it into bits, and she took them daintily from between his fingers.

Galeotto ate enormously, Cavalcanti daintily, I but little, and Bianca nothing.

Hose-pipes coil over the floors, and one must walk by them daintily.

As she moved away so lightly and so daintily Kelley stared in stupefaction.

Judith finished dabbling her fingers in the finger-bowl, and wiped them daintily.

They are accepted, lingeringly, daintily, but are not eaten.

Daintily swinging, like clustered pearls, were the petals of the orchid.

Daintily and picturesquely got up, their Cards are quite full.

Every thing was of the nicest material, and as daintily clean as if intended for a queen.

She picked up a chip of rose-colored cedar and sniffed it daintily.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "sumptuously;" late 14c., "elegantly," from dainty (adj.) + -ly (2).

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