The business of Martha's bones took a back seat to her present whereabouts and the touchy problem of Mr. Fitzgerald.
But Frenchmen, always touchy on such a point, regarded Voltaire as something of a deserter; and it was not long before he bitterly repented his desertion, though his residence in Prussia lasted nearly three years.
I feel as if she's not happy with me for some reason and every time I try to talk to her about it, she becomes defensive and upset (talking with her about anything she's hurting with is usually a touchy subject).
Even Voltaire did not venture to publish this lampoon on a great official of a prince so touchy as the king of Prussia without some permission, and if all tales are true he obtained this by another piece of something like forgery - getting the king to endorse a totally different pamphlet on its last leaf, and affixing that last leaf to Akakia.
The baby announcement was especially touchy, after the post-divorce whispers about Jennifer Aniston delaying motherhood for her career.