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subtle
used in The Fountainhead

12 uses
  • He knew he'd be suspected and he's playing it subtle.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (15% in)
  • But he spoke, his head high, as an equal among equals, just subtly diffident, so that no great name present could take offense.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (37% in)
  • The subtler shades of his shirts and socks matched the gray of his temples.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (32% in)
  • It filled the room, but it made his listeners realize that it could have filled a Roman amphitheater; there was something subtly flattering in this realization, in the sound of the powerful voice being held in check for their benefit.
    2.5 — Part 2 Chapter 5 (48% in)
  • —much subtler, much abler, and then, just think, how much more beautiful.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (8% in)
  • It's such a waste to be subtle and vicious with people who don't even know that you're being subtle and vicious.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (17% in)
  • It's such a waste to be subtle and vicious with people who don't even know that you're being subtle and vicious.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (17% in)
  • But the trial brought a subtle change; many members pointed out that the article in "One Small Voice" had actually brought about the Stoddard lawsuit; and that a man who could force clients to sue was a man to be treated with caution.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (57% in)
  • People said it was his subtle, enormous virility; it made the courteous voice speaking about school, home and family sound as if he were making love to every old hag present.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (18% in)
  • It overstressed the glamour of society—and presented society news with a subtle sneer.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (66% in)
  • There's a special kind of subtlety in being as blatant as he's been.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (12% in)
  • Others were subtler; they merely stalked about and looked at Wynand slyly, almost winking, implying that they were fellow criminals tied together in a dirty deal.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (42% in)

There are no more uses of "subtle" in The Fountainhead.

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