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  • Invariably, the cashier at the convenience store was a girl in her late teens — slender, pale, with flawless skin, delicate hands, fine-boned, smiling, submissive, and sweet, always obliging.

    Voices of Love

  • Knightley, last seen on the West End stage playing a Hollywood actress in The Misanthrope, delivers her part – of a bobbed and tweeded 1930s schoolmistress falsely accused of having a lesbian affair – with a fine-boned bleakness.

    The Children's Hour; Plenty; The Heretic – review

  • But Emilia Clarke isn't fine-boned enough for this role.

    A New Daenerys

  • Freud painted three versions of this fine-boned young woman on a cream cover, seen from above, each one a masterpiece.

    Lucian Freud obituary

  • Today, her slender, fine-boned body was fashionably dressed in a dark gray pantsuit with a multicolored scarf draped around her neck.

    I’ll Walk Alone

  • Villet shot this couple up close and personal: Richard may look like a redneck at first, but he is a strong, silent type, an impression captured in his adoring gaze at his fine-boned, tall, and elegant wife.

    Regina Weinreich: 'The Loving Story' on HBO for Valentine's Day

  • He didn't have a blemish on his face, and his features were chiseled as if he'd been sculpted out of fine marble fromItaly, except that he was a combination of British and German, though mostly it was the German that stuck to his fine-boned frame.

    The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 6

  • She was thirty years old, five feet four inches tall, fine-boned and elegant, a fully qualified pediatrician with special training in endocrinology and rheumatic diseases.

    We Remember - Gertrud C. Reyersbach, 1907 - 1999

  • The Peacock King waves out one fine-boned, thin hand, a single gesture dismissing all of those assembled in his audience chamber.

    The Peacock King: Book 1, Chapter 1

  • Elegant, witty and tall, with fine-boned features and unflinching blue eyes, he was in some ways an ideal Hamlet or Richard II.

    David William obituary

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