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- I see now that this has been a story of the West, after all — Tom and Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan and I, were all Westerners, and perhaps we possessed some deficiency in common which made us subtly unadaptable to Eastern life.p. 176.4
subtly = not obvious (perhaps depending upon little understood distinctions)
- But I can still read the gray names, and they will give you a better impression than my generalities of those who accepted Gatsby's hospitality and paid him the subtle tribute of knowing nothing whatever about him.p. 61.8
subtle = not obvious, but understandable by someone with relevant knowledge
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