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ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it),
Extremely intense, keen, sharp; said of pain or tenderness in a part.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]

ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it)
Extremely intense, keen, sharp; said of pain or tenderness.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]

ex·qui·site

(eks-kwiz'it)
Extremely intense, sharp; said of pain in a part.
[L. exquiro, pp. exquisitus, to search out]
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Her tone, as she uttered the exclamation, had a plaintive and really exquisite melody thrilling through it, yet without subduing a certain something which an obtuse auditor might still have mistaken for asperity.
As you will do it, it will indeed, to use your own words, be an exquisite possession.
She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be detected there.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
The voice was exquisite, but from the point of view of tone it was absolutely false.
There were others coming, and presently a little group of perhaps eight or ten of these exquisite creatures were about me.
365-427), whose exquisite allegory "The Peach Blossom Fountain" is quoted by Professor Giles in his `Chinese Literature'.
Two or three dozen of us, all of exquisite fineness, were laid upon the counter, myself and two or three more of the better class being kept a little in the back ground, as a skillful general holds his best troops in reserve.
Is it any weakness, pray, to be wrought on by exquisite music?
And isn't strange, said the young lady, passing with startling suddenness from Sentiment to Science, "that the mere impact of certain coloured rays upon the Retina should give us such exquisite pleasure?
Its flavor when cooked is more exquisite far Than mutton, or oysters, or eggs:(Some think it keeps best in an ivory jar, And some, in mahogany kegs:)
Hop-Frog, and a young girl very little less dwarfish than himself(although of exquisite proportions, and a marvellous dancer), had been forcibly carried off from their respective homes in adjoining provinces, and sent as presents to the king, by one of his ever-victorious generals.