1 All this was accomplished with a subtlety so perfect, that the minister, though he had constantly a dim perception of some evil influence watching over him, could never gain a knowledge of its actual nature.
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2 I was very much impressed, and not for the first time, by my guardian's subtlety.
3 But in a matter like this, subtlety appeals to subtlety, and without imagination no man can follow another into these halls.
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4 It was evident that this excess of caution proceeded from an experience that no subtlety on the part of their enemies could deceive.
5 I am Ulysses son of Laertes, renowned among mankind for all manner of subtlety, so that my fame ascends to heaven.
6 He felt that he had known them all, those strange terrible figures that had passed across the stage of the world and made sin so marvellous and evil so full of subtlety.
7 Look attentively at the duels and the hand-to-hand combats, how superior the Italians are in strength, dexterity, and subtlety.
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8 In fact the various shades and subtleties of our social intercourse defy enumeration.
9 In the same way he found that, when it came to a question of dispensing justice and of adjusting disputes, the host of juridical subtleties with which the professors had provided him proved absolutely useless.
10 I confess I do not understand: perhaps there are diplomatic subtleties here beyond my feeble intelligence, but I can't make it out.
11 Of all the wondrous devices and dexterities, the sleights of hand and countless subtleties, to which the veteran whaleman is so often forced, none exceed that fine manoeuvre with the lance called pitchpoling.
12 This is not a time for idle subtleties and false opinions," she answered; "but a moment when every duty should be equally considered.
13 I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.