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She signified her helplessness with a quick and dainty movement of her hands.

She carried her head with the dainty alertness of a beautiful bird.

It was so much more beautiful to be dainty and small and piquant.

She did not know that they were bluets, but she knew they were dainty and sweet and beckoned to her.

They covered me with a dainty coverlet spun of the hair of a hundred gnats.

One was tall and pink and white, like a scarlet runner, the other was little and dainty.

How straight and supple she was, yet how dainty and slight withal!

He could have fancied there was a perfume of lace and dainty things.

She gave her hand with a dainty grace and a bow that might have been imported from Paris.

Yet I hated them all; and most of all I hated the dainty, perfumed, golden-headed Cardinal-legate.

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).

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