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The Call of the Wild
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  • The news of it was borne in upon him, not by sight, or sound, or smell, but by some other and subtler sense.
  • No longer was this fact borne in upon him in some subtle, mysterious way.

  • There are no more uses of "subtle" in the book.

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as in: a subtle poison Define
working in an indirect or hidden way
as in: a subtle shade of blue Define
understated so as not to draw attention to itself
as in: a subtle difference or thinker Define
not obvious, but understandable by someone with adequate sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps depending upon fine distinctions) or: capable of understanding things that require sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps understanding fine distinctions)
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