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As for the indelicacy and folly of leaving such documents to chance, he cursed it sorely.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
There was an indelicacy about the General's speech, to her manner of thinking.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
Winona had been quite unpleasantly shocked at Dave's indelicacy, but her mother had been frivolous throughout the affair.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
Such an interchange of the terms would imply arrogance or indelicacy.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
In that case the under garments are never taken off, and no consciousness of impropriety or indelicacy of feeling is manifested.
A NEW GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS TO THE WESTJ. M. PECK
The habit of rinsing the mouth at table is a disgusting piece of indelicacy, which is never practiced by any well-bred person.
MARTINE'S HAND-BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND GUIDE TO TRUE POLITENESSARTHUR MARTINE
He cannot, therefore, be charged with indelicacy or precipitancy.
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN, VOL. I (OF 3)SIR JOHN WILLIAM KAYE
The indelicacy of Mrs. Hearty's remark embarrassed them both.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS
I hated the abominable indelicacy of weighing one against the other, as I had hated the idea of their meeting.
SIMON THE JESTERWILLIAM J. LOCKE
As to any talk of cruelty or indelicacy shown in digging up the dead misdeeds of dead men, it is simply pitiable.
WILLIAM BLAKEALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INDELICACY

  • indelicacy
  • indelicateness
  • lewdness
  • ribaldry
  • suggestiveness
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