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Subtle

charlatan, posing as alchemist, bilks hapless victims. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
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The next paper to quit the mob of scoffers was the Tatler, which said in an editorial peroration, "We cannot but feel im- pressed by the picture of a human child commanding the subtlest and strongest force in Nature to carry, like a slave, some whisper around the world.
Water dissolves wood and iron and salt; air dissolves water; electric fire dissolves air, but the intellect dissolves fire, gravity, laws, method, and the subtlest unnamed relations of nature in its resistless menstruum.
Formerly all the world was insane,"--say the subtlest of them, and blink thereby.
It is not bad--at first, and very gentle, but quite the subtlest, most enduring odor I ever met.
Out of the subtlest web of scarcely perceptible signs, she set me weaving the fancy that she had always unconsciously loved me better than Alfred, but that, with the ignorant fluttered sensibility of a young girl, she had been imposed on by the charm that lay for her in the distinction of being admired and chosen by a man who made so brilliant a figure in the world as my brother.
Youth appreciates that sort of recognition which is the subtlest form of flattery age can offer.
In the enlightened child of civilization the abandonment characteristic of grief is checked and varied in the subtlest manner, so as to present an interesting problem to the analytic mind.
Barcos mammography and radiology display systems visualize the subtlest details, helping radiologists improve detection at the earliest stages of disease.
Haunting vocals and driving North African rhythms underpin this remarkable Anglo-Moroccan fusion project, a space-age collaboration between electro-groovers Soundspecies and gnawa master musician Simo Lagnawi that slinks along like the best desert blues yet kicks like the subtlest kind of dub.
Coats in the waisted, midi-length silhouette so associated with O'Keeffe were among the show's subtlest and most chic-looking pieces.
This kind of condensed work often uses the smallest details and subtlest dialogue to convey grand meaning.
This means they can express all colours at any level of brightness - with even the subtlest differentiable at the QLED's peak luminance - at 1,500 nits," it was explained in a statement.