from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Daintily.


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  • The daintly little cupcake of a girl at the ice cream stand spends her days training powerful, nervous thoroughbreds.

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  • Demure and daintly, a Danish delight; blinded I was, all through the night.

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  • His spaceling brought him daintly into the air bubble of their little haven, and Ron Donderevo sprang free.

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  • As to his mother, knowing her peculiar tastes, he gave her a glass of brandy and water, upon plea of illness, which she took with evident pleasure; but fearing to attract the attention of the smart people around her, sipped so daintly, that it was not half finished when the signal to return to the carriages sounded, and Howel hurried her off.

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  • Anne married John Warren, who was the youngest child, daintly bred by his parents.

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  • The Arab shepherds in abbas of dark magenta, the black Greek priests, the green of a pilgrim's turban, the veiled women smoking narghiles and daintly sipping sherbet, pink and yellow and white.

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  • Solomon in his very Sunday best was not a patch to one of these daintly dressed figures ....

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  • The little ones, daintly attired, danced, marched, and played games to their hearts 'content.

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  • The sleeves daintly purfiled with fur give one side of him, the curious pin with the love-knot another, and the shining crown and face complete the character and the picture.

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  • Like a child daintly nibbling at a pack of chocolate so as not to finish it, I also decided to leave out a few of the stories for another day.

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