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subtle
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

7 uses
  • The charms of their subtlety passed by her unappreciated, and she only received them as inimical sounds which meant that anger ruled.
    5 — The Woman Pays (4% in)
  • Beneath it was something educated, reserved, subtle, sad, differing.
    3 — The Rally (22% in)
  • Cuthbert was, upon the whole, the more liberal-minded, though, with greater subtlety, he had not so much heart.
    4 — The Consequence (10% in)
  • This distinction, though by no means a subtle one, was yet too subtle for Mr Clare the elder, and he went on with the story he had been about to relate; which was that after the death of the senior so-called d'Urberville, the young man developed the most culpable passions, though he had a blind mother, whose condition should have made him know better.
    4 — The Consequence (19% in)
  • This distinction, though by no means a subtle one, was yet too subtle for Mr Clare the elder, and he went on with the story he had been about to relate; which was that after the death of the senior so-called d'Urberville, the young man developed the most culpable passions, though he had a blind mother, whose condition should have made him know better.
    4 — The Consequence (19% in)
  • He was pale, even tremulous; but, as before, she was appalled by the determination revealed in the depths of this gentle being she had married—the will to subdue the grosser to the subtler emotion, the substance to the conception, the flesh to the spirit.
    5 — The Woman Pays (24% in)
  • Their hearts went out of them at a bound towards extreme cases, when the subtle mental troubles of the less desperate among mankind failed to win their interest or regard.
    5 — The Woman Pays (97% in)

There are no more uses of "subtle" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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