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Subtle

charlatan, posing as alchemist, bilks hapless victims. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
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"Suddenly and quietly the whole human race is brought within speaking and hearing distance," it exclaimed; "scarcely anything was more desired and more impossible." 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.
Notice the subtlest swath of peach blush that perfectly counterpoints her pale mint outfit?
According to a report by Africa Mental Health Foundation, the practice manifests itself in physical, verbal and exclusive forms.The latter is subtlest and involves isolating an individual from activities enjoyed by other group members.
PERSUASION by Jane Austen Penguin English Library, PS5.99 Austen at her subtlest. It's possibly the most thoughtful of her novels.
"Pairing mesh, suede and leather in the subtlest of blue greys, YEEZY delivers the coral-tipped sneaker with effortless Calabasas style; representing the city at sunset with its cool and contrasting hues, while reflective accents guarantee visibility after dark.
While these earphones are perhaps not the subtlest of models, and could be forgiven for looking like a pair of retro, garish earrings from a distance, their benefits to a regular gym-goer cannot be denied.