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The Time Machine
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  • Either I missed some subtle point or their language was excessively simple—almost exclusively composed of concrete substantives and verbs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed: you never felt that you saw all round him; you always suspected some subtle reserve, some ingenuity in ambush, behind his lucid frankness.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Hardship and freedom: conditions under which the active, strong, and subtle survive and the weaker go to the wall; conditions that put a premium upon the loyal alliance of capable men, upon self-restraint, patience, and decision.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It appears incredible to me that any kind of trick, however subtly conceived and however adroitly done, could have been played upon us under these conditions.  (not reviewed by editor)

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