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The fandom associated with dainty male stars, Si rues, means that young boys do not want to be soldiers or firefighters anymore.

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This ritual consisted of dainty sandwiches, scones and sweets to quiet their stomach rumblings between meals.

Cornell released a video explaining the process and showing the origami in action, folding itself from flat into a dainty bird.

Printmaker Lila Oliver Asher’s rose is a bright but dainty highlight, held by a gray silhouette of a woman.

So I brought her unshelled walnuts, which she ate with quiet, dainty eagerness.

When Little Snow White entered, she found everything tiny, but dainty and neat.

He clumsily sipped from the dainty straw of a blasphemously non-bourbon beverage and smiled broadly as he talked to fellow bros.

She looked so sweet and dainty that I kissed her again and then sat down before the easel.

Raw cut leather coats, and ruffles in all shapes and sizes provided a dainty edge.

And all of them dwarfed the FDA's dainty definition of a muffin serving (two ounces).

And he himself brought her the golden-brown bouillon, in a dainty Sevres cup, with a flaky cracker or two on the saucer.

The lazy giant was sprawling on the most comfortable of the sofas; the pair were alone in the dainty little drawing-room.

The guests relished it greatly and Alila's father was praised very much for surprising them with this dainty.

Her movements were free, her figure dainty and her repartee, below her mask, more than usually piquant.

It was there that he longed to retire—to a dainty little hotel of his own with a smart clientèle.


On this page you'll find 165 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dainty, such as: cute, elegant, ethereal, exquisite, graceful, and lacy.

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