Usage examples for indelicate

  1. To her view of the matter there seems to be something a little indelicate in the idea." – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. To have to hear whether Mr. Wilkins should or should not sleep with Mrs. Wilkins, and the reasons why he should and the reasons why he shouldn't, was both uninteresting and indelicate. – The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  3. There was an almost continuous stream of peones on the bridge in the mornings and evenings: silent, furtive people, watched closely by the customs guard, whose duties required him on occasion to examine a suspicious- appearing Mexican with decidedly indelicate thoroughness. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  4. Another centre of interest is the mikweh, the name of which it is indelicate to mention in the hearing of men. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  5. A fifteenth century statue of her, nearly life- size, is in the National Museum at Munich, removed from the Cathedral of Augsburg as indelicate. – Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe by Sabine Baring-Gould
  6. Angela's personal things were taken into the more comfortable inner room, which boasted of a match- boarded wall- not to mention half a dozen rather indelicate prints tacked on to the same. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  7. It has long been thought, and it is still thought by many narrow precisians, indelicate and egotistical to do this. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  8. On consideration, even jumping to glory without a tambourine struck them as an indelicate method of reaching Paradise. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  9. " I am sure," she burst forth, " I feel quite sure that you will understand and won't think it indelicate; but I had thought so often that I should like to have a little boy- if I had married," she added in hasty tribute to propriety. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  10. It is not only unkind of you to talk to me in this way, but worse than that- it is indelicate." – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  11. I love not the indelicate present, The future's unknown to our quest, To- day is the life of the peasant, But the past is a haven of rest- The things of the past are the best. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  12. Demands, too, were being made upon his purse by relations,- probably by his father, and certainly by his brother Frederic, which were frequent, embarrassing, and made in a way which one may call worse than indelicate. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  13. I don't think you at all indelicate. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  14. She felt that to go and accost Sarah Gailey would be indelicate and inexcusable. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  15. Many of their expressions, when angry, are " too indelicate to mention." – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  16. Foragers thought it not indelicate to linger about the house of the unsuspecting farmer till the lamp revealed the family at supper, and then modestly approach and knock at the door. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  17. And if some scenes seem to us indelicate, yet after comparison with other authors of his times, Chretien must be let off with a light sentence. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  18. This was very wrong; for Mr. Neefit, though perhaps indelicate, had at least been generous and trusting;- and a definite answer should have been given before the middle of July. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope