- Men are so coarse; they do not appreciate the delicateness of a refined woman. - "The Second Generation", David Graham Phillips.
- No delicateness there; certainly those fingers, though white enough nowadays, and long enough, too, were not made for fancy work and parlor tricks. - "The Deluge", David Graham Phillips.
- She could have loved him, and she felt the attraction, and the softness, and the sweet- smelling delicateness of gentle associations. - "Ralph the Heir", Anthony Trollope.