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regarded with much love and tenderness

artificially genteel

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characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for

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of high worth or cost

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held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

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obviously contrived to charm

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extremely

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When things later turned sour, there were precious few answers from the cafes of Brooklyn and Washington, where Packer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, interviewed many of his subjects.
The United States has no VAT rebates for exports nor VAT inbound penalties, precious few barriers to market access (tariff or non-tariff), trade laws that are essentially equivalent to those of others and, not incidentally, a huge consumer market.
To be sure, the IRS talked with software vendors (an indispensable partner in the effort), but for the most part it relegated taxpayers to the sidelines, issuing a "Thou Shalt" e-filing mandate, along with regulations containing precious few details on how the mandate was to be accomplished.
The resale market is still strong and the move-up segment has been hot the last few years," says Philp, adding there are precious few listings in the $130,000 to $220,000 range.
Unfortunately, precious few coaches ever implement it as part of their offensive strategy.
Precious few clues indicate that you're nearing the edge of the solar system.
I WILL BEGIN BY ADMITTING that I fell asleep five times during a morning press screening of Errol Morris's The Fog of War--which received its US premiere at the New York Film Festival last September and is currently playing in theaters around the country--and I left the auditorium with precious few impressions besides that of the spectacularly bad dental work that Robert S.
And they have probably read another recent survey confirming that 94 percent of Japanese eat breakfast, but precious few opt for oatmeal.
While few individuals or businesses will deny the reality of a cyberattack, many have taken precious few steps to proactively defend their information.
While it is patently obvious that precious few of health care CEOs are physicians, there is absolutely no reason that those that have not matriculated and graduated from a medical school are somehow better qualified for the top dog position.
Olga Samaroff, master teacher of William Kapell among others, made a precious few Victor discs before she focused her Career on teaching.
The film occasionally calls to mind Head On (1998), which also revolved around the nihilistic adventures of a pouty, sexually restless beauty, but we get precious few hints about who O Fantasma's Sergio is or why we should care about his lust for a mysterious motorcycle boy.
The answer they came up with: Precious few, at present.
For generations folks have flocked to the Anna Maria City Pier to catch a fish, a sunset, or just a precious few moments of gazing out over Tampa Bay to the horizon beyond through the two telescopes mounted there (50 cents, please).