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  • She was barely gone when, with care— almost gingerliness—he began to unwrap the neat roll.

    The Summer I Dared

  • They also can learn forgotten languages, social or political, which, used with appropriate gingerliness as a means of interpreting the present, win respect for critiques of contemporary dogma that would seem outrageous if delivered in contemporary terms.

    America Absolved

  • Bob and Nellie were presently seen in the distance, in close colloquy with the guard, who, after a bit, lugged out from his van, with much deliberation of movement and ` gingerliness 'of manner, a huge black retriever, who apparently did not wish just then to issue forth from his retreat.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • She made a pleasant mock of the amenities which passed between her mother and Glendenning, whose gingerliness in the acceptance of the old lady's condescension would, I confess, have been notably comical without this gloss.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers


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