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de luh kuht

  • a  exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    a delicate violin passage
    delicate china
    a delicate flavor
    the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • s  marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    a surgeon's delicate touch
  • s  easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    a kite too delicate to fly safely
  • s  easily hurt
    a baby's delicate skin
  • s  developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
  • s  difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    delicate negotiations with the big powers
  • s  of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
    almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments

  • But having spent the last 16 months pledging to be "the change you can believe in," Obama faces an especially delicate balancing act in playing to the center.
  • His studio walls bear ironic witness to that: photographs that seem to depict delicate inlaid marble floors are actually intarsia of processed meat, pork parquettes fashioned from .
  • Controlled for the first time in 22 years by the Conservatives, Canada's Parliament gathered last week in delicate political balance.
News & Articles

  • Stalking The Elusive, Worthy Apricot
    Apricots are the finest of summer's fruits, with dense, juicy flesh and delicate, velvety skins. That's why it is so disheartening when you bite into one, only to find it is mealy and flavorless. To find the best ones, head to your local farmers market.
    June 19, 2013 - NPR
  • Barbra Streisand Jumps Right Into Delicate Subjects In Israel
    Barbra Streisand is touring Israel right now and has broached a very delicate subject on her first major stop: the treatment of women by Orthadox Jews. The iconic singer was there to receive an honorary doctorate in philosophy from Hebrew …
    June 18, 2013 - WebProNews
  • A delicate touch
    “A Delicate Truth” by John le Carre (Viking, 310 pages, $28.95)
    June 14, 2013 - The Wichita Eagle
Quotes

  • Condoleezza Rice in Stuff.co.nz
    We have to be very careful, as we are trying to move toward the establishment of a Palestinian state, (about) actions and statements that erode confidence,Rice said. "This is a very delicate time."
  • Laurent Blanc in York Daily Record
    I can't act like nothing happened in South Africa, it wouldn't go down well. I followed the events, as you all did, with a lot of sadness,Blanc said. "I was outraged by certain behavior ...... it's a delicate situation, there are certainly...
  • Carlos Dunga in Fifa.com
    The defeat came as a bitter blow to five-times winners Brazil, whose coach Dunga said: "We are all extremely saddened. We didn't expect this and we hoped for a different result. We knew it was going to be a very delicate, very difficult game, but we...

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