How much nicer it would have been if Kasparov had accepted his defeat with a few tactful words like, "You de man!"
"Urquhart tells me you seem' the Colonel paused, looking for the tactful word 'unhappy?"
"You seem...impressed," Gina said, finding a tactful word to describe the look on Hunt's face.
(I was always like that, ever ready to give a tactful word of comfort.)
She searched for tactful words with which to comfort and encourage him.
Or some similarly tactful words.
Roger would have to secure a few tactful words with Mrs. Lefroy some time during the day.
"You must understand, Captain," he said, searching for the most tactful words, "you yourself were not of primary importance in the plans of the gods here."
"Completing my medical education" would be a more tactful word, sir, than "curing"!
Blade could not think of a more tactful word at the moment.