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Word: subtlety

Definition: perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning


Sentences Containing 'subtlety'

"Houston Chronicle" Bobby Hankinson wrote that Santana's "fear, her confusion and her journey were all rendered with honesty and even a subtlety rarely exhibited on this show."
"Time" James Poniewozik felt that the episode "began clumsily, lacked subtlety, involved some embarrassing moments" and focused too much on Paltrow, but as it continued, "achieve[d a few moments of delight and honest emotion".
But in a matter like this, subtlety appeals to subtlety, and without imagination no man can follow another into these halls.
But, as I have recorded in the narrative of my school days, his veneration for the Doctor was unbounded; and there is a subtlety of perception in real attachment, even when it is borne towards man by one of the lower animals, which leaves the highest intellect behind.
Faisal Shariff of Rediff criticised the film for a perceived lack of subtlety and poor acting from secondary characters.
He released his first EP "Thinking In Textures" on 22 March 2012 to positive reviews, being described as "wonderfully loungey" and praised for its ability to "mix subtlety with impressive beauty".
Hence, diabatic potentials generated from transforming multiple electronic energy surfaces together are generally not exact. These can be called pseudo-diabatic potentials, but generally the term is not used unless it is necessary to highlight this subtlety.
In a manner that defines interpersonal discrimination in the United States, Darryl Brown of the Virginia Law Review states that while “our society has established a consensus against blatant, intentional racism and in decades since Brown v Board of Education has developed a sizeable set of legal remedies to address it”, our legal system “ignores the possibility that ‘race’ is structural or interstitial, that it can be the root of injury even when not traceable to a specific intention or action” Interpersonal discrimination is defined by its subtlety.
It is one of the most remarkable things connected with the amazing subtlety of appreciation possessed by the human eye, that of the millions of heads in the world, and probably of all that have ever existed in the world, no two look exactly alike.
It stated that "some of the humor lacks, well, subtlety", citing the name Dimwit Flathead as example, and that "the narrative won't win any literary awards, either".The magazine concluded that it "is an excellent game for adventure freaks".
Lothario, terrified and breathless, ran in haste to pluck out the dagger; but when he saw how slight the wound was he was relieved of his fears and once more admired the subtlety, coolness, and ready wit of the fair Camilla; and the better to support the part he had to play he began to utter profuse and doleful lamentations over her body as if she were dead, invoking maledictions not only on himself but also on him who had been the means of placing him in such a position: and knowing that his friend Anselmo heard him he spoke in such a way as to make a listener feel much more pity for him than for Camilla, even though he supposed her dead.
MacKenzie highly praised the characterization of Kepner, in addition to Capshaw's performance, commenting: "Jessica Capshaw has an incredible ability to take even the most melodramatic of "Grey's " speeches and deliver them with a subtlety and an honesty that makes them come off as sincere instead of overwrought."
This outcome can be easily averted with finesse and subtlety — however, if the player is clumsy or blatant, the Prime Minister will quickly terminate the Director General's life.
Vibe (6/00, p.220) - "...An exquisite, lush soundtrack that the lovelorn of the world can call their own...Thomas endears us with his vulnerability, standing emotionally naked and unpretentious at a time when R has lost nearly all of its romance and subtlety..."
With each new level (rank) comes a deeper appreciation for the subtlety and nuances involved and for the insight of stronger players.

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