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  • In addition to your good right arm, you have your subtle brain.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such a saying as that was a part of his great subtletyómen so clever as he might say anything and mean anything.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She took children too hard, both for good and for evil, and had an oppressive air of expecting subtle things of them, so that going to see her was a good deal like being taken to church and made to sit in a front pew.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was not remarkable that a person of so much subtlety should have discovered that Catherine had been shut up with the Doctor.  (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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