She is so near to me that it almost seems indelicate to speak of her.
So that was how a lady announced she was pregnant under such indelicate circumstances.
This "Palace language" appears to have come into existence from a desire to avoid the employment in the presence of royalty of downright expressions of vulgarity or of words which might be capable of conveying an unpleasant or indelicate idea other than the meaning intended.
This unprincipled adventurer, even before Catherine's death in September 1548, paid indelicate attentions to Elizabeth.
Greig, who was sensitive to anything he considered too indelicate for publication, put a red pencil through some of the cruder ditties.