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subtle
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

5 uses
  • We are only just in time to prevent some subtle and horrible crime.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (79% in)
  • Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (43% in)
  • I had had so many reasons to believe in my friend's subtle powers of reasoning and extraordinary energy in action that I felt that he must have some solid grounds for the assured and easy demeanour with which he treated the singular mystery which he had been called upon to fathom.
    Adventure III — A Case of Identity (66% in)
  • My sister and I, you will recollect, were twins, and you know how subtle are the links which bind two souls which are so closely allied.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (27% in)
  • Subtle enough and horrible enough.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (79% in)

There are no more uses of "subtle" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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