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subtle
Used in
Catch-22
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  • He had proved himself brilliantly under pressure, and he concluded the briefing with an inspiring peroration that every instinct told him was a masterful exhibition of eloquent tact and subtlety.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The subtle, recurring confusion between illusion and reality that was characteristic of paramnesia fascinated the chaplain, and he knew a number of things about it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He saw a simple, sincere face that was incapable of subtlety or guile, an honest, frank face with disunited large eyes, rusty hair, black eyebrows and an unfortunate reddish-brown mustache.  (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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