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The delicacy and the indelicacy of black-white relations--black-brown-white, actually.
The woman of China, despite everything, still preserves her shell of modesty, that proven defence against all indelicacy.
In his edition of Walpole's play, Frank argues that the problem with the play was not its treatment of incest but the audience's sexual squeamishness: "It was fear of being accused of indelicacy, not the repellent theme of incest, that prohibited Walpole from putting The Mysterious Mother on public display" (26).
There is no point me returning the indelicacy he displayed or trying to put him to rights, as dwellers in dark visionary tunnels like your reader often find it impossible to face the full glare of enlightenment.
Leaving aside the men who practised in this arena, women were popular as attendants because they reportedly saved the indelicacy of being seen by a man, and demanded a lesser fee than doctors.
But, what we failed to consider above all, was that the indelicacy of our prank - regardless of the grandeur of our own beliefs - negated any favour generated by our loveable audacity.
6) There is a great deal of indelicacy in Tristram Shandy, certainly, mostly concerned with sexual innuendo, yet the point is consistently made in the text that avoidance of the point of a matter is both dangerous and, often, in itself the reason for indelicacy.
In his edition of Maroccus Extaticus (London, 1843), Edward Rimbault avoided indelicacy by writing "Besomes" for "Bosomes.
Current Literature then cited remarks by the English journalist Henry Du Pre Labouchere about shocking passages being in the Old Testament and the need for distinguishing between indelicacy and immorality.
On the ancillary matter of indelicacy, well, van Velzen deserves a smart slap on the wrist and an injunction not to be so silly in the future.
It was not the robust coarseness of the white man, the rude indelicacy, say, of Shakespeare's characters, but a nasty Orientalism which has insidiously affected every channel of expression .
The importance of such a function had long animated the demand for medically trained women, especially given "the distrust that some women harbored toward male physicians," as one historian notes, and the fact that "many nineteenth-century women, out of a sense of indelicacy, either avoided medical attention entirely or concealed difficulties from their doctors" (Walsh 44, 42).