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subtleties

See definition of subtleties on Dictionary.com
  • nouna fine distinction
  • noundelicacy

synonyms for subtleties

  • nuance
  • distinction
  • innuendo
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How to use subtleties in a sentence

It was right that Liosha should be made aware of the emotional subtleties that underlay the bare facts.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It is not possible to trace it out in the subtleties with which theologians have surrounded it as a dogma.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
The subtleties of the trail sharpen both physical and mental sensibility.
AVERAGE JONESSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
Now laying aside conjecture and the subtleties of language, suppose we consult plain matter of fact?
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, ISSUE 372, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1829VARIOUS
Others may deem the knotted subtleties of black-letter a sorry recompense for the "wild crash and tumult of the fray."
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Avice looked aside at the statuary as if the subtleties of her organization were not very easy to define.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
These tree forms, bold and delicate, with such wonderful subtleties of drawing in them, give more than externals.
COROTSIDNEY ALLNUTT
Labyrinthine, subterranean, and full of subtleties as all these creeds appear to be, they are easy enough to comprehend.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
A man of varied subtleties, he understood and fully appreciated the intrinsic value of silence.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Ah, London Town, by what subtleties are you tied to the hearts of those born across the sea?
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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