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subtle
Used in
Childhood`s End
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  • Karellen's senses were no subtler than Man's.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You can call it a paralysis, but it's much subtler than that.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The Supervisor did not use those actual words, of course, and the thoughts he really expressed were far more subtle.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But behind that display of sleeping force were other and much subtler weapons.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had ceased to wonder if the action was wise, for Kareilen's plans were often too subtle for merely human understanding.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Jet reaction, used both directly and in the more subtle form of boundary layer control, drove his flyers forward and held them in the air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There are other, subtler laws, first glimpsed in the early twentieth century by mathematicians such as Weiner and Rashavesky.  (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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