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subtle
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Franny and Zooey
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subtle
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Franny and Zooey
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  • She was still stroking Bloomberg, still succoring him, forcibly, into the subtle and difficult world outside warm afghans.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Anyway, that was the motif of the thing, so to speak—what I was trying to bring out in a fairly subtle way," Lane said, very closely following the trend of his own conversation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There were half circles under her eyes, and other, subtler signs that mark an acutely troubled young girl, but nonetheless no one could have missed seeing that she was a first-class beauty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The subject doesn't really come up in either of the books, but, in Eastern terms, there are seven subtle centers in the body, called cha-kras, and the one most closely connected with the heart is called anahata, which is supposed to be sensitive and powerful as hell, and when it's activated, it, in turn, activates another of these centers, between the eyebrows, called ajna—it's the pineal gland, really, or, rather, an aura around the pineal gland—and then, bingo, there's an opening of…  (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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