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subtle
used in
The War of the Worlds
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subtle
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • He presented them as tilted, stiff tripods, without either flexibility or subtlety, and with an altogether misleading monotony of effect.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Martians seem to have calculated their descent with amazing subtlety—their mathematical learning is evidently far in excess of ours—and to have carried out their preparations with a well-nigh perfect unanimity.  (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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