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  • adv. In an exquisite manner.
  • adv. Exceedingly; in the highest degree;

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an exquisite manner or degree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an exquisite manner.
  • Elegantly; daintily; with great perfection: as, a work exquisitely finished.
  • With nice perception or discrimination.
  • With intense or keen feeling, or susceptibility of feeling: as, to feel pain exquisitely.
  • With particularity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a delicate manner


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  • The film follows the lives of four central characters: two are physically crippled, two emotionally broken in exquisitely compelling ways.

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  • Her features were clear-cut, flawless; the expression exquisitely grave and pure; the large grey eyes had that steady glow which shows a firm and undisturbed will.

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  • (almost) is wainscot; all hammer-work brass; in short, exquisitely fitted up.

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  • In what can only be described as exquisitely poor timing (not to mention taste), the all-male Quest Crew was assigned to dance to Chris Brown's "Forever," while the all-female Fly Khicks crew was asked to perform a routine to Rihanna's "Pon de Replay."

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  • It is described as exquisitely white, and of good body in water, but of little force in oil or varnish.

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  • We men do not expect to find in an enthusiastic, tender, and what may be called exquisitely feminine woman the quality of clear and guiding discrimination between the policy of the leader and the principles of the cause which he undertakes to lead.

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  • It is only necessary to recall the exquisitely austere "Sebastian Van Storck" and the strangely contrasting Dionysiac "Denys L'Auxerrois" to justify one's claim for Pater as a creative artist of a rare kind, with a singular and fascinating power of incarnating a philosophic formula, a formula no less dry than Spinoza's, or a mood of the human spirit, in living, breathing types and persuasive tragic fables.

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  • It was La Hurley, after all, who memorably coined the exquisitely derogatory term "civilians" - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The New York Times says: "Ms. Collins ... was best known as the exquisitely beautiful dancer who was the first black artist to perform at the Metropolitan, four years before Marian Anderson sang there."

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