Examples of subtlety in a Sentence
The pianist performed with subtlety and passion.
we appreciated the subtlety with which our host indicated that it was time to leave: he volunteered to pack us a little lunch for the road
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Onstage the Armida projects an image of chamber music as a rather somber enterprise, but that image, happily, is belied by the subtlety and wide expressive range of its music-making.
Acrimony is devoid of subtlety; the clodhopper dialogue tells viewers what to think at every turn, just as the barebones imagery instructs viewers exactly where to look.
Giles has undergone an education in learning the subtleties of shaking free from man-to-man coverage.
The president, lacking subtlety in general, has been blatant in his soft-pedaling of whatever outrageous things Putin has done, which include even undermining the cornerstone of our democracy.
So this spring, when the right time comes around, order yourself a sweet tea and a clam chowder and celebrate the subtleties of the season. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Road, http://www.yewdellgardens.org/.
Doueiri has drawn from his autobiography and that of his family to make a body of work that exposes the subtleties of Middle Eastern life and how the region’s conflicts have shaped his characters.
In the Pacific Northwest, winter arrives with the subtlety of an overdue freight train.
But still, subtlety is more potent than clobbering us over the head.
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SUBTLETY Defined for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being subtle
: a small detail that is usually important but not obvious
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