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subtle
used in Persuasion

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Definition
not obvious, but understandable by someone with adequate sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps depending upon fine distinctions)

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capable of understanding things that require sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps understanding fine distinctions)
  • Mrs Clay's selfishness was not so complicate nor so revolting as his; and Anne would have compounded for the marriage at once, with all its evils, to be clear of Mr Elliot's subtleties in endeavouring to prevent it.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)

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