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It’s an uncomplicated recipe that also came together quickly, though with all the bell pepper and celery chopping, not to mention the garlic mincing, this took me more like 45 to 50 minutes.
SIX RECIPES THAT GOT US THROUGH ANOTHER WEEKEATER STAFFMARCH 19, 2021EATER
We must see what has happened today for what it is, with no mincing of words and no obfuscations.
THE CAPITOL MOB IMAGES SHOULDN’T SURPRISE YOU. OPEN INSURRECTION WAS ALWAYS WHERE WE WERE HEADED.PHILIP KENNICOTTJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Stirling was never addicted to mincing matters, but Weston could not quite repress a grin.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
I must venture to add, without mincing the matter, what I really believe, of this Book.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
There were whisperings below, and apparently a hurried consultation, and then a young woman came mincing up the stairs.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
After the world of politics, with its hair-splitting and word-mincing, it was good to be with soldiers—the men who do the work.
THE RELIEF OF MAFEKINGFILSON YOUNG
I have heard it said of ladies who walk with a mincing gait that "she steps out like a hen before day."
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
The skulking, strutting, mincing, hurrying forms that pass us and fade out into the night are now becoming characters.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
What are those strange-looking beasts mincing along like gigantic peacocks?
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
So Betsy walked along beside her sister with a slow and mincing step, her face as long as if she had lost her best friend.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
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WORDS RELATED TO MINCING

  • annoyed
  • captious
  • delicate
  • disgusted
  • dizzy
  • exacting
  • fastidious
  • fussy
  • hypercritical
  • mincing
  • particular
  • prim
  • prudish
  • puritanical
  • qualmish
  • queasy
  • queer
  • scrupulous
  • shaky
  • sick
  • sick to one's stomach
  • sickly
  • strait-laced
  • unsettled
  • upset
  • vertiginous
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