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subtle
used in The Age of Innocence

4 uses
  • What if, for some one of the subtler reasons that would tell with both of them, they should tire of each other, misunderstand or irritate each other?
    Chapter 6 (17% in)
  • He had dawdled over his cigar because he was at heart a dilettante, and thinking over a pleasure to come often gave him a subtler satisfaction than its realisation.
    Chapter 1 (19% in)
  • He had been before in drawing-rooms hung with red damask, with pictures "of the Italian school"; what struck him was the way in which Medora Manson's shabby hired house, with its blighted background of pampas grass and Rogers statuettes, had, by a turn of the hand, and the skilful use of a few properties, been transformed into something intimate, "foreign," subtly suggestive of old romantic scenes and sentiments.
    Chapter 9 (30% in)
  • Only old Catherine Mingott, with her absence of moral prejudices and almost parvenu indifference to the subtler distinctions, might have bridged the abyss; but she had never opened a book or looked at a picture, and cared for music only because it reminded her of gala nights at the Italiens, in the days of her triumph at the Tuileries.
    Chapter 12 (16% in)

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