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Subtle

charlatan, posing as alchemist, bilks hapless victims. [Br. Lit.: The Alchemist]
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He even tried to include his son and herself in this new atmosphere, but with each remark in their direction his manner changed subtly. Toward herself, in particular, his feelings were too deep for him to succeed in belying them.
The style is the man, and he cannot hide himself in any garb of words so that we shall not know somehow what manner of man he is within it; his speech betrayeth him, not only as to his country and his race, but more subtly yet as to his heart, and the loves and hates of his heart.
Subtly and unaware she grew toward him and closer to him, while he, sensing the growing closeness, longed to dare but was afraid.
But while I looked at him his former aspect, so subtly inhuman, so tantalizingly familiar, crept back into his big eyes, repellant and attractive.
The very simplicity of his reasoning was its strength, and his materialism was far more compelling than the subtly complex materialism of Charley Furuseth.
All things tended to key them to an exquisite pitch--the movement of their bodies, at one with the moving bodies of the animals beneath them; the gently stimulated blood caressing the flesh through and through with the soft vigors of health; the warm air fanning their faces, flowing over the skin with balmy and tonic touch, permeating them and bathing them, subtly, with faint, sensuous delight; and the beauty of the world, more subtly still, flowing upon them and bathing them in the delight that is of the spirit and is personal and holy, that is inexpressible yet communicable by the flash of an eye and the dissolving of the veils of the soul.
[USA], Feb 11 (ANI): Dua Lipa, who won the best new artist award at the 2019 Grammy Awards, subtly called out Recording Academy president Neil Portnow during her acceptance speech.
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The styles are designed to be soft, feminine and to subtly complement the older wearer.
MAMMOTH Cert 15, 125mins Time for a director to make another grand statement about the intrinsic unfairness of the world and how we're all subtly linked, no matter how big our differences seem.
This year's report considers how marketing and advertising subtly help shape children's socialization into values associated with commercialism.
The first area of interest was the extent to which participants would forge friendships with same-sex and opposite sex people who were overtly promiscuous, subtly promiscuous, or not promiscuous based on participants' sex and relationship status.