Example sentences for: delicate

How can you use “delicate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But this delicate balance of minor, private, victimless dysfunction and the ability to master public issues and events has been endangered by the current scandals.

  • Eleanor Clift ( The McLaughlin Group ) believes Clinton needs to flatter his hosts as well as confront them--she terms it "a delicate dance."

  • Beau Brummell, who invented modern urban cool in the 1790s, would thoroughly approve of such delicate perversity.

  • In 1981, at the dawn of the stealth era, James Fallows warned in National Defense that "airplanes, tanks, ships and missiles have grown too complex, expensive and delicate to be useful in warfare or credible for deterrent purposes."

  • A modest summer palace, it is surrounded by beautiful terraced gardens where oleander and roses bloom luxuriantly and delicate fountains and cascades play among the neatly clipped cypress hedges.


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