Its windows were wide open and daintily curtained with some pretty but inexpensive material.
He sliced it into bits, and she took them daintily from between his fingers.
She took the editorial scissors, and daintily cut off the three paragraphs from the bottom of the slip.
Galeotto ate enormously, Cavalcanti daintily, I but little, and Bianca nothing.
On whose arrival could she set up her back, and arch her tail, and daintily tread on the same little spot?
They are accepted, lingeringly, daintily, but are not eaten.
She examined her hand closely, it was beautiful, well shaped, and daintily pink.
daintily swinging, like clustered pearls, were the petals of the orchid.
So carefully guarded and daintily taught were we from the outset.
daintily and picturesquely got up, their Cards are quite full.
c.1300, "excellence, elegance; a luxury," from Old French deintie (12c.) "price, value," also "delicacy, pleasure," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "greatness, rank, worthiness, worth, beauty," from dignus "worthy" (see dignity).
c.1300, "delightful, pleasing," from dainty (n.). Meaning evolved in Middle English to "choice, excellent" (late 14c.) to "delicately pretty." Related: Daintiness.