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Sample sentences for the GRE study word subtlety

subtlety can be used as a noun

1.But in a matter like this, subtlety appeals to subtlety, and without imagination no man can follow another into these halls. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville, but which is of so fine and ethereal a subtlety that it ca. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
3.But in the meantime Odysseus had not been idle, and the subtlety of the hero was now brought into play, and proved more than a match for the giant's strength. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
4.Not that she disbelieved in Tommy, but occasionally she was shaken with doubts as to whether anyone so simple and honest as he was could ever be a match for the fiendish subtlety of the arch-criminal. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
5.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. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.All ways of winding subtlety I knew, And with such art conducted, that the sound Reach'd the world's limit. - from The Divine Comedy, Complete by Dante Alighieri
7.The Hor are always regarded as friendly towards mankind, and totally devoid of guile or subtlety they are represented as joyous, but gentle maidens, crowned with flowers, and holding each other by the hand in a round dance. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
8.Some love might come across his life, and purify him, and shield him from those sins that seemed to be already stirring in spirit and in flesh--those curious unpictured sins whose very mystery lent them their subtlety and their charm. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
9.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. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed

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