Tact

Tact

(?), n. [L. tactus a touching, touch, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch: cf. F. tact. See Tangent.] 1. The sense of touch; feeling.
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Did you suppose that I could not make myself sensible to tact as well as sight?
Southey.
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Now, sight is a very refined tact.
J. Le Conte.
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2. (Mus.) The stroke in beating time.
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3. Sensitive mental touch; peculiar skill or faculty; nice perception or discernment; ready power of appreciating and doing what is required by circumstances.
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He had formed plans not inferior in grandeur and boldness to those of Richelieu, and had carried them into effect with a tact and wariness worthy of Mazarin.
Macaulay.
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A tact which surpassed the tact of her sex as much as the tact of her sex surpassed the tact of ours.
Macaulay.
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