Its windows were wide open and daintily curtained with some pretty but inexpensive material.
Every thing was of the nicest material, and as daintily clean as if intended for a queen.
She took the editorial scissors, and daintily cut off the three paragraphs from the bottom of the slip.
She picked up a chip of rose-colored cedar and sniffed it daintily.
On whose arrival could she set up her back, and arch her tail, and daintily tread on the same little spot?
How daintily the wee dogs coquetted with what was given them!
She examined her hand closely, it was beautiful, well shaped, and daintily pink.
He sliced it into bits, and she took them daintily from between his fingers.
So carefully guarded and daintily taught were we from the outset.
Galeotto ate enormously, Cavalcanti daintily, I but little, and Bianca nothing.
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.