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subtle
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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subtle
Used in
Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • DE GUICHE (coming nearer): O woman! woman! Who but a woman had e'er devised so subtle a trick?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CYRANO: Oh, yes! ROXANE: A heart too deep for common minds to plumb, A spirit subtle, charming?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • FIRST CADET: —For subtle craft, give me a woman! DE GUICHE: But how did you pass through their lines?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • LIGNIERE (tasting his rivesalte in sips): Magdaleine Robin—Roxane, so called! A subtle wit—a precieuse.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …skilled in The truth of sentiment dissolve and vanish,— The soul exhausted by these empty pastimes, The gain of fine things be the loss of all things! ROXANE: But wit? I say. . . CYRANO: In love 'tis crime,—'tis hateful! Turning frank loving into subtle fencing! At last the moment comes, inevitable,— —Oh, woe for those who never know that moment! When feeling love exists in us, ennobling, Each well-weighed word is futile and soul-saddening! ROXANE: Well, if that moment's come for…  (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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