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subtle
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Gone with the Wind
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subtle
Used in
Gone with the Wind
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  • Do try to be more subtle, more seductive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "You must be brave," he said, and his voice changed subtly.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The questions were none too subtle but Pitty, in her pleasure at having a member of the family to talk to, did not even notice the bald way the questions were put.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This was difficult, for Scarlett had not a subtle bone in her body; and Gerald was so much like her he never failed to penetrate her weak subterfuges, even as she penetrated his.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Something of her dilemma showed in her eyes for Johnnie's expression changed subtly and some of the hardness went out of his face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He neatly deflated the pompous and exposed the ignorant and the bigoted, and he did it in such subtle ways, drawing his victims out by his seemingly courteous interest, that they never were quite certain what had happened until they stood exposed as windy, high flown and slightly ridiculous.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He went about his campaign slowly, subtly, not arousing the suspicions of Atlanta by the spectacle of a leopard trying to change his spots overnight.  (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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