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del·i·cate

(del'i-kăt),
Of feeble resisting power.
[L. delicatus, soft, luxurious, fr. de, from, + lacio, to entice]

delicate

Having a fine, fragile structure.
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Porcelain was much closer to what his drawings already showed: delicateness and airiness.
In Santiago's photographs, formal delicateness is bleak, because it urges us to experience the containment and restriction one feels in the streets of Bogota or other major city in Colombia.
Whether it is the succulence of the meats featured in the speciality kebab menu, the extensive variety of awardwinning meat, vegetarian and seafood dishes, or the delicateness of the desserts, the excellence of the Asha's authentic Indian cuisine is unparalleled.
It is here that the delicateness of the situation begins to unfold and clearly reveal itself, because if HE Salva Kiir, the second man in the power hierarchy of the Sudan can only give orders to the SPLA and the SPLA half of the JIU, then it leaves him powerless in dealing with the SAF nor the SAF half of the JIU and the reverse is true with Omer al Bashir and Ali Osman Taha.
In the Andante, muted strings utter a series of sweet, sighing gestures, and under Cortese, the ensemble played with warmth and delicateness.
Wrapping the wearer with the delicateness of its designs, Sky evokes serenity through finely crafted jewels that reflect great attention to detail.
Their sexual intimacy is marked by a delicateness and sensuality that creates in Renay intense feelings of passion, erotic desire, and orgasmic ecstasy, which differ significantly from her experiences with Jerome, as she and the narrator contend:
The subtle transformation that Quincie experiences is conveyed with a vocal delicateness that matches the story with near perfection and with all the dark romance and seduction present in the author's chosen words.
There's a contrast between the delicateness of what they do and how they look.
Flavour and quality are paramount in all Popty'r Bryn products, which are sold in delicateness, convenience stores, farm shops and butchers.
Their nine track demo is full of the slow/fast quiet/loud blueprint that settle in most Nu-Metal influenced bands but Silence Means Nothing and Autumn Flowers have a delicateness which should help this band to rise above the fact that if young bands don't sound like Oasis they are Nu-metalers.
Whereas fine lines are associated with delicateness, thick lines connote sturdy qualities such as strength, vigour, and good health.