Sean Macaulay on the most exquisite of all male accessories.
But what makes The Neighbor stand out is the exquisite way in which Gardner slowly spools out the threads of her plot.
Then there is the private and exquisite reward of escaping from the laws of consistency.
The last section, “Orientalism,” is exquisite and gilded, with golden-hued floral wallpaper.
But there is plenty of exquisite technique and dreamy artistry over which to marvel.
In 1646, the statues and figures of gilt copper, of exquisite workmanship, were sold.
Most exquisite of sonatas would not to them make up for a game of billiards!
The scene in the house of the Archdeacon of Bangor is too exquisite for any one to desire it to be proved a fable.
All the world was coming to the exquisite bloom of a half-tropical country.
Before me stood a young man with deep blue eyes, blond hair, exquisite daintiness of feature and unnaturally pale complexion.
early 15c., "carefully selected," from Latin exquisitus "carefully sought out," thus, "choice," from past participle of exquirere "search out thoroughly," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + quaerere "to seek" (see query (v.)).
Of any thing (good or bad, torture as well as art) brought to a highly wrought condition, sometimes shading into disapproval. A vogue word 15c.-18c., given wide extensions of meaning, none of which survives. The main modern sense of "of consummate and delightful excellence" is first attested 1579, in Lyly's "Euphues." Related: Exquisitely; exquisiteness. The noun meaning "a dandy, fop" is from 1819.
exquisite ex·qui·site (ěk'skwĭ-zĭt, ĭk-skwĭz'ĭt)
Extremely intense, keen, or sharp. Used of pain or tenderness.