delicate-minded love



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  • At the risk of offending the more delicate-minded reader, I dare posit that if you ever found yourself surrounded by the impoverished, light-blue residents of "Vermont Avenue" you would be seized not with the desire to furnish them with teaser-rate ARMs, but instead to get the hell out of there as fast as your little wheelbarrow could carry you.

    Ted Mulkerin: Fiscal Lessons from the Monopoly Man

  • It is not wise to give public prohibitions and yet there are cases when the advice of a wise and delicate-minded friend is of great advantage to a young lady in her reading.

    Acting 'Natural': Vanity Fair and the UnMasking of Anglo-American Sentiment

  • And I know too, that, bating a certain tacit avoidance of any allusion to to-morrow; such as may be supposed to prevail between delicate-minded turnkeys, and a sensitive prisoner who is to be hanged next morning; we got on very well, and, all things considered, were merry enough.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • It is the game of these men, and of their profligate organs, to make the strife of politics so fierce and brutal, and so destructive of all self-respect in worthy men, that sensitive and delicate-minded persons shall be kept aloof, and they, and such as they, be left to battle out their selfish views unchecked.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • There came persons of small independent means, old men who were thin and shrivelled-up, idlers who entered because they had nothing to do, and who looked at the bodies in a silly manner with the pouts of peaceful, delicate-minded men.

    Morgues in Parisian Popular Culture (1867)

  • Suppose you were to use a grossly improper gesture to a delicate-minded woman — it is how she would look.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • She found life dull, and fell in love a trifle here and there perhaps, even then, but she was faithful and delicate-minded.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • Suppose you were to use a grossly improper gesture to a delicate-minded woman -- it is how she would look.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • For the idea that those long, lean hands, reaching far out of the short and split coat-sleeves, had been a baby's pure, soft hands once, and had pressed the white maternal breasts, and had played with the kisses of the fond maternal lips, -- it was scarcely conceivable; and a delicate-minded matron, like Mrs. Gingerford, may well be excused for not entertaining any such distressing fancy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864

  • He was a delicate-minded man -- outside of his knowledge of antiquities -- and he evidently expected his young associate to fall upon him and slay him for the slander.

    The Fortieth Door


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