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nuance

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Definition a subtle difference  (a minor difference not obvious or important to most people)
  • She is well-versed in the nuance of international diplomacy.
nuance = subtle differences  (minor differences not obvious or important to most people)
  • Be direct. She often misses nuance.
  • I learned them carefully, aware of every nuance in their expressions.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • nuance = subtle difference
  • Like a surgeon with a probe, she brought forth each nuance of the five minutes I'd spent inside that room.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • nuance = subtle aspect (part or feature)
  • 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
  • nuance = subtle difference
  • Her mom always neglected the nuances, of course.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • nuances = subtle differences
  • ...with stunning battlefield scenes, and all the nuances of characterization left out
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • nuances = a subtle characteristics
  • 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
  • nuances = subtle differences
  • ... 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
  • nuances = subtle changes
  • 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
  • nuanced = showing subtle (non-obvious) aspects
  • 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
  • nuances = subtle differences (minor differences not obvious or important to most people)
  • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
  • I dallied with little home clubs wherein we discussed poetry and art and the nuances of grammar.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • 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
  • —and parsing every word for tone and nuance, as if his sentences are a code I can crack.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • 'Frenchmen are always polite,' said Miss Henderson-there was the nuance of a question in her voice.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • And the nuances of languages—slang and colloquialisms—would take years beyond that.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • 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
  • 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
  • We didn't give a damn about the nuances.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper

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