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subtle
used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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subtle
Used in
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • Subtle enough and horrible enough.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • We are only just in time to prevent some subtle and horrible crime.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had had so many reasons to believe in my friendís subtle powers of reasoning and extraordinary energy in action that I felt that he must have some solid grounds for the assured and easy demeanour with which he treated the singular mystery which he had been called upon to fathom.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.  (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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