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subtle
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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subtle
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Her culpability lay in her making no attempt to control feeling by subtle and careful inquiry into consequences.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The cabala of this erotic philosophy seemed to consist of the subtlest meanings expressed in misleading ways.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Jan Coggan, who had passed the cup to Henery, was a crimson man with a spacious countenance and private glimmer in his eye, whose name had appeared on the marriage register of Weatherbury and neighbouring parishes as best man and chief witness in countless unions of the previous twenty years; he also very frequently filled the post of head godfather in baptisms of the subtly-jovial kind.  (not reviewed by editor)

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