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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DAINTINESS

He noticed the daintiness of her profile, the placid sweetness of her face in repose.

He loved the grace of them, the daintiness of their dress, the softness of their voices.

She had given it the right touch of daintiness and refinement.

Space, daintiness, simplicity—these were the first impressions.

The tiger-wolf has a certain amount of daintiness in its appetite when in a state of nature.

In spite of her daintiness, she was one who, in time of stress, could be depended on.

And no flower of any time can excel it in daintiness, purity, and sweetness.

The daintiness and grace of elves and fairies should be indicated in the delivery.

The daintiness of these combinations was past all description.

That Werekiew, renowned in Rome for the daintiness of his dinners, died suddenly in 1866.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "delightful, pleasing," from dainty (n.). Meaning evolved in Middle English to "choice, excellent" (late 14c.) to "delicately pretty." Related: Daintiness.

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