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subtle
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Jane Eyre
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subtle
Used in
Jane Eyre
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  • My hopes were all dead struck with a subtle doom, such as, in one night, fell on all the first-born in the land of Egypt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My nerves vibrated to those low-spoken words as they had never vibrated to thunder my blood felt their subtle violence as it had never felt frost or fire; but I was collected, and in no danger of swooning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I walked a while on the pavement; but a subtle, well-known scent that of a cigar stole from some window; I saw the library casement open a handbreadth; I knew I might be watched thence; so I went apart into the orchard.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a subtle difference or thinker
as in: a subtle poison
as in: a subtle shade of blue
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