dainty (adj.) Old form(s): daintie
delicately pretty, of tender beauty
H8 I.iv.94[King Henry to Lord Chamberlain, of Anne] she is a dainty one
TC V.ii.83[Cressida as if to Troilus' sleeve] Thy master ... takes my glove, / And gives memorial dainty kisses to it
Tit II.i.117[Aaron to Demetrius and Chiron, of Lavinia] Single you thither then this dainty doe
Tit II.ii.26[Demetrius aside to Chiron, of Lavinia] we ... hope to pluck a dainty doe to ground
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