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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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Antinous's man returned with a large and lovely dress most exquisitely embroidered.
It must have been full thirty feet high, and its foliage exquisitely answered the iron railings.
Baglioni laid a small, exquisitely wrought silver vial on the table and withdrew, leaving what he had said to produce its effect upon the young man's mind.
But even in that display there was something exquisitely delicate.
We copy a portion of Marvell's "Maiden lamenting for her Fawn," which we prefer-not only as a specimen of the elder poets, but in itself as a beautiful poem, abounding in pathos, exquisitely delicate imagination and truthfulness-to anything of its species:
He thought the city of the ancient Romans a little vulgar, finding distinction only in the decadence of the Empire; but the Rome of the Popes appealed to his sympathy, and in his chosen words, quite exquisitely, there appeared a rococo beauty.
The perfect swarm of busily engaged persons moving about noiselessly; the multitude of guests, - who were, however, even less numerous than the servants who waited on them, - the myriad of exquisitely prepared dishes, of gold and silver vases; the floods of dazzling light, the masses of unknown flowers of which the hot-houses had been despoiled, redundant with luxuriance of unequaled scent and beauty; the perfect harmony of the surroundings, which, indeed, was no more than the prelude of the promised
Prince Andrew was one of the best dancers of his day and Natasha danced exquisitely.
The hour being still early, the whole view was exquisitely light and airy; the blues and greens of sky and tree were intense but not sultry.
His literary criticisms seemed to me not only exquisitely humorous, but perfectly sane and just; and it delighted me to have him personally present, with the warmth of his own temperament in regions of cold abstraction; I am not sure that I should like that so much now.
Could these exquisitely pondered buildings have been indeed works of the nineteenth century?
How nice that would be to him, but oh, how exquisitely delicious it would be to her.