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  • The champagne was cold, and its subtle fumes played fantastic tricks with Edna's memory that night.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A subtle current of desire passed through her body, weakening her hold upon the brushes and making her eyes burn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Who can tell what metals the gods use in forging the subtle bond which we call sympathy, which we might as well call love.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There may have been—there must have been—influences, both subtle and apparent, working in their several ways to induce her to do this; but the most obvious was the influence of Adele Ratignolle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He observed his hostess attentively from under his shaggy brows, and noted a subtle change which had transformed her from the listless woman he had known into a being who, for the moment, seemed palpitant with the forces of life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was nothing subtle or hidden about her charms; her beauty was all there, flaming and apparent: the spun-gold hair that comb nor confining pin could restrain; the blue eyes that were like nothing but sapphires; two lips that pouted, that were so red one could only think of cherries or some other delicious crimson fruit in looking at them.  (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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