exquisite[ ik-skwiz-it, ek-skwi-zit ]SEE DEFINITION OF exquisite
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Most exquisite of sonatas would not to them make up for a game of billiards!
His miracles seem to me to be as exquisite as the coming of spring, and quite as natural.
The exquisite vision that came from the Invisible had returned to the Invisible.
All the world was coming to the exquisite bloom of a half-tropical country.
Could he tell her, after all that, what a precious bore her exquisite Mabel was to him?
She was an exquisite young woman, there was no doubt about that.
It was easy to answer that question: Because nothing so exquisite had ever been created.
This was a moment of exquisite satisfaction; but whence did it originate?
She handled the dishes as if she scorned them, yet her method and care were exquisite.
All Hetty's clothes—Hetty herself—had been full of the exquisite fragrance.
early 15c., "carefully selected," from Latin exquisitus "carefully sought out," thus, "choice," from past participle of exquirere "search out thoroughly," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + quaerere "to seek" (see query (v.)).
Of any thing (good or bad, torture as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. A vogue word 15c.-18c., given wide extensions of meaning, none of which survives. The main modern sense of "of consummate and delightful excellence" is first attested 1579, in Lyly's "Euphues." Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning "a dandy, fop" is from 1819.
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