and skill which suffice to avert a Woman's sting are unequal to the task of stopping a Woman's mouth; and as the wife has absolutely nothing to say, and absolutely no constraint of wit, sense, or conscience to prevent her from saying it, not a few cynics have been found to aver that they prefer the danger of the death-dealing but inaudible sting to the safe sonorousness of a Woman's other end.
It might be partly owing to my own stupidity, my want of tact
and assurance: but I felt myself wronged: I trembled with apprehension; and I listened with envy to her easy, rapid flow of utterance, and saw with anxiety the bright smile with which she looked into his face from time to time: for she was walking a little in advance, for the purpose (as I judged) of being seen as well as heard.
"I must apologize to you for the deplorable levity of my brother," he said, "and I must notify you that this is probably not the last time that his want of tact will cause you serious embarrassment."
"I have less tact than I might have, no doubt; but oh, my brother, if you knew what you yourself were saying!" And he went off into a long laugh.
It was literally a charming exhibition of tact
, of magnanimity, and quite tantamount to his saying outright: "The true knights we love to read about never push an advantage too far.
With so intellectual a guest as she considered Prince Andrew to be, she felt that she had to employ her diplomatic tact
Gilbert's mother, who was a gay, frank, light-hearted lady, but not overburdened with tact
, had a very embarrassing habit of asking Anne, always in a painfully distinct voice and always in the presence of a crowd, if she had heard from Gilbert lately.
These being her Ladyship's personal merits, impartial history must acknowledge, on the list of her defects, a total want of tact
and taste in her attire.
Between him and his mother was the most perfect sympathy, for secretly the lady was herself a devout disciple of the late and great Myron Bayne, though with the tact
so generally and justly admired in her sex (despite the hardy calumniators who insist that it is essentially the same thing as cunning) she had always taken care to conceal her weakness from all eyes but those of him who shared it.
When using a discrete trial arrangement to teach tacts
to children with ASD, an interventionist sits across from the child and holds up an object or picture that the child is prompted to tact
(Marchese, Carr, LeBlanc, Rosati, & Conroy, 2012).
After each pairing phase, they first probed the tacts
and repeated the probes until an emergence criterion was reached; thereafter, they probed the selections.
Emergence of untaught mands or tacts
with novel adjective-object pairs as a function of instructional history.