Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a dainty manner. Nicely; elegantly; with delicate or exquisite taste: as, a pattern daintily designed.
- Fastidiously; delicately; with nice regard to what is pleasing, especially to the palate: as, to eat daintily.
- Ceremoniously; with nice or weak caution; weakly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a dainty manner; nicely; scrupulously; fastidiously; deliciously; prettily.
“Which is how I came to hear the familiar "StreetWise" call daintily belted out by an otherwise quiet, diminutive Hispanic woman on my daily morning walk.”
“The owner must purposely season everything daintily, which is why he includes packets of s&p but why?!”
“He says that military power in Afghanistan and Iraq has been used "daintily" and if that's the best the US can do, the taxpayers have been swindled.”
“Whereas in the New Hebrides every form of art, except mat-braiding, is at once primitive and decadent, here any number of pretty things are made, such as daintily designed ear-sticks, bracelets, necklaces, etc.”
“Looking gorgeous in black, the model, 35, stepped "daintily" out of a cab and flashed her undergarment, reports The Daily Star.”
“We'd love to say we mused upon decades of connoisseurship as we daintily nibbled on a single chocolate, but in fact we just scoffed the lot in front of Coronation Street.”
“Then the canopy of heaven became a mighty loom, wherein imperial purple and deep sea-green blended, wove, and interwove, with blazing woof and flashing warp, till the most delicate of tulles, fluorescent and bewildering, was daintily and airily shaken in the face of the astonished night.”
“But Li Wan saw only the fingers, milk-white and shapely, tapering daintily to the rosy, jewel-like nails.”
“Roy looked at the scones as though they might be deep-fried Mars bars, but eventually and daintily conceded to try one.”
“Joachim-Remy stepped forward daintily, menacingly.”
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