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He argued to himself that decent people--and he knew no others--did not care to talk about such indelicate affairs.
it would be indelicate" (in short, I launch off at that point into European, inexplicably lofty subtleties a la George Sand), "but now, now you are mine, you are my creation, you are pure, you are good, you are my noble wife.
Although deluded, weak, and even indiscreet, Julia was not indelicate. Yet enough escaped her to have given any experienced eye an insight into the condition of her mind, had Anna chosen to have exposed her letters to any one.
Jealousy would be too strong, perhaps too indelicate a word, but she alone had detected Betts Shoreham's admiration of the governess; and it was painful to her to permit one who stood in this relation to her own weakness in favor of the young man, to be a witness of an act of extravagance to which she had only half consented in committing it, and of which she already more than half repented.
Philip laughed savagely as he thought of her gentility and the refinement with which she ate her food; she could not bear a coarse word, so far as her limited vocabulary reached she had a passion for euphemisms, and she scented indecency everywhere; she never spoke of trousers but referred to them as nether garments; she thought it slightly indelicate to blow her nose and did it in a deprecating way.
It seems to me such an indelicate sort of thing that I really think the girl ought to have been put to death by the state to prevent its happening.
How inconsiderate, how indelicate, how irrational, how unfeeling had been her conduct!
And lastly, the question everybody wanted to know about the mission, but felt it was indelicate to ask.
As regards Kwan's postings about Trump on Facebook and LinkedIn, the court added they "were laden with blunt, and sometimes indelicate, criticism".
Be that as it may, I didn't realise then that those "hey nonny no" bits in the songs were nonsense words which were, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, "often used to cover indelicate allusions".
Romulo for an indelicate head that I used on the cover of thePhilippines Daily Expresswhere one of my duties as assistant managing editor was to close the front page.
Perhaps President Anastasiades was thinking ahead to his visit to Buckingham Palace for his meeting with the Queen next week and did not want to make any indelicate comment.