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She is well-versed in the nuance of international diplomacy.
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  • She is well-versed in the nuance of international diplomacy.
  • Be direct. She often misses nuance.
  • In order to give a vivid, nuanced account, I knew I would have to travel with child migrants through Mexico on top of freight trains.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But Hassan’s face was my earliest memory and I knew all of its subtle nuances, knew each and every twitch and flicker that ever rippled across it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • Her mom always neglected the nuances, of course.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • ... the story of my death began to travel through the halls of the school, receiving add-on nuances as all good horror stories do.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I learned them carefully, aware of every nuance in their expressions.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • ...with stunning battlefield scenes, and all the nuances of characterization left out
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Like a surgeon with a probe, she brought forth each nuance of the five minutes I’d spent inside that room.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • In cities you build a language of circumspection and tact, a thousand little intimations, the nuance that has a shimmer of rubbed bronze.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • Every time I overheard her going on in such detail about stuff like this, the nuances of different brands of flip-flops, or the pros and cons of boy shorts versus bikini bottoms, it seemed like such a waste.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • You no doubt, somewhere along the line, have had certain historical facts and nuances placed in front of you—
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • A girl texting and walking forgot the nuances of the latter and almost ran into me.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • And the nuances of languages—slang and colloquialisms—would take years beyond that.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • When I told Ben and Ringer all this—minus the part about Evan being inside me, a bit too nuanced for Parish—there was a lot of dubious staring and significant looks from which I was painfully excluded.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • —and parsing every word for tone and nuance, as if his sentences are a code I can crack.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "Frankly, I didn’t expect that sort of nuance from you, Puller."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The nuance of coding didn’t interest him.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • About the third recess at Yamacraw, I became momentarily inspired to teach the boys the finer nuances of football.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I’m sure Sophie missed many of the nuances of his act, but affected by the general contagion, joined me in filling Flatbush Avenue with noisy runaway laughter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She thinks that what matters with boys is what you say; she’s never learned the intricacies, the nuances of male silence.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Even a light "How are you" was a nuanced question, with— out it seeming to be; and my invariable answer ("Fine") he could read easily enough without my having to spell anything out.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He has always found Timur coarse, lacking in imagination and nuance.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • No nuances.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • It was no mystery, he argued, that refugees didn’t yet fully grasp every nuance of the American judicial system, or understand every last bit of local traffic code.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Of the three listening, only Poirot caught the nuance of hesitation in the reply.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • But I still think that if you run your life the right way, you’ll wear out the black and the white before the more nuanced colors.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Then he’d clear his throat and give a deeply intoned order, as though each syllable were pregnant with nuances of profoundly important meaning.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • These were attached to a battery of electronic equipment—imagery intensifiers, rhythmic modulators, alliterative residulators and simile dumpers—all designed to heighten the experience of the poem and make sure that not a single nuance of the poet’s thought was lost.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I answered that it was strained, that it attributed nuances to the various conflicting commentaries that were not there, and that, therefore, it really was not a reconciliation at all.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • The nuances of Paul’s greeting were not lost on the Reverend Mother.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The instant the term fragmented individualism was understood, it was completely understood by black men who had lived it in all its nuances.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • This was called neighboring, she told Paul, managing to invest a pleasant word with unsuspected depths of nuance: suspicion, contempt, bitter amusement.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • But notions of formulas as prefabricated "building blocks" do not tell the full story, for such language can still create nuance.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She has learned it well, its idioms, its nuances.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Gottman has taught his staff how to read every emotional nuance in people’s facial expressions and how to interpret seemingly ambiguous bits of dialogue.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Think about it we should, though, since once we know the pattern is in play, we can start looking at variation and nuance.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Hence it is that The Odyssey has often been called the first novel, for our own great narrative genre has much to say about the relations of the sexes, and is rich in the social nuances and psychological delicacies where Homer in his antique way is no less at ease.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • And then there were— Oh, there were so many things to do to bachelors and she knew them all, the nuance of the sidelong glance, the half-smile behind the fan, the swaying of the hips so that skirts swung like a bell, the tears, the laughter, the flattery, the sweet sympathy.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Nobody in the world could put a gentle nuance of irony into a couple of words better than Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • If suicide in the West is a kind of crude language, in Micronesia it has become an incredibly expressive form of communication, rich with meaning and nuance, and expressed by the most persuasive of permission-givers.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He studied him for months until he could imitate every gesture and nuance of speech.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Exhausted but deeply fulfilled, Mack paused and closed his eyes for a moment, trying to etch the details of Missy’s presence indelibly into his mind, hoping that in the days to come he would be able to bring back every moment with her, every nuance and movement.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • The nuances of vampire existence weren’t even available to him because he was focused with a maniacal vengeance upon the mortal life he’d left.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • "Certain nuances escape Beaufort," said Mr. Jackson, cautiously inspecting the broiled shad, and wondering for the thousandth time why Mrs. Archer’s cook always burnt the roe to a cinder.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • It’s impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was, because what you say can never be exact, you always have to leave something out, there are too many parts, sides, crosscurrents, nuances; too many gestures, which could mean this or that, too many shapes which can never be fully described, too many flavors, in the air or on the tongue, half-colors, too many.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Some nuances of character you will have to take for granted in yourself, though you must be careful in confessing them to others.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • If that came to pass, Carn’s magic would be of little help, for the Urgals had a spellcaster of their own, a shaman named Dazhgra, and from what Roran had seen, Dazhgra was the more powerful magician, if not as skilled in the nuances of their arcane art.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Men’s writing has more than 5o,000 characters, each uniquely different, each with deep meanings and nuances.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Admittedly, she does not at any point in her letter state explicitly her desire to return; but that is the unmistakable message conveyed by the general nuance of many of the passages, imbued as they are with a deep nostalgia for her days at Darlington Hall.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
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