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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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The watercolor pieces featured in Life of Flowers are intimate meditations on beauty, elegantly contrasting with her stark, kinetic oil works, inviting viewers to pause and appreciate the balance of delicateness and vivacity in both technique and subject.
Though not particularly appealing in a photographic sense, the focus of the image is the delicateness in the last moments of a celebrated photojournalist's life.
It's a delightful lunch, especially alfresco, easy to knock up and very tasty, the creamy delicateness of the beans matching well with the tasty tuna and piquancy of the aromatics and herbs added.
The government aggressively set timelines without properly grasping the complexity and political delicateness of managing such an overwhelming process.
The delicateness of children's friendships is tested many times over in so many differing ways.
Also it is a challenge to try and capture the delicateness or fragility of newborns, and their peacefulness.
Penderyn is now available widely throughout the UK, Europe and North America and people who discover it for the first time are always impressed with the delicateness of the spirit and Penderyn's unique style.
In her artist's statement, Wood spoke of the compelling nature of "the subtle prints left by my fingers on the clay, and the delicateness of the finished work".
The delicateness of her powder-encrusted, glitter-laced Feast Day of Iemanja II, 1980, which on my visit had visibly shed a few bits, makes one wonder what became of Feast Day I.
This year, I wanted the delicateness of her face to be the highlight," Dabboo said.
What is paradoxical about this piece is that the visitor feels the power and strength of the work produced by the artist, but at the same time, they can literally touch the delicateness of the leaves and the grape clusters.
Her style has been defined by the Dizionario della Moda as eclectic, her clothes, as having the delicateness of a ballet dancer, while at the same time, the strength of a rock star.