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subtle

 [sut´'l]
1. very fine, as a subtle powder.
2. very acute, as a subtle pain.
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ATTRACTION (12A) HHH HH THERE'S a breathless lack of subtlety in this teen sci-fi romance where a high-school girl has a close encounter in downtown Moscow.
Hosted in the industrial relics of the legendary Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, Walker's A Subtlety interacted with the building, its surroundings and its history in complex ways, by virtue of its physicality and the artist's powerful intention.
Despite the best efforts of McCrory and Fox, a script totally lacking in subtlety fails to build up any sense of menace.
"But they do it with a lot of subtlety, they have a lot of animation out the back.
I love my poem to take on the silence of aging, that subtlety only the
He captures the succinctness of Southern speak without losing its subtlety for satire and sass.
Written with subtlety and in a slow, deliberate way, both narrators take their time, allowing Weeks's words to wash over listeners in ways that will have them feeling Jamie's pain and fear.
Davies' refined, unfussy yet beautifully textured new work, In Plain Clothes, is performed in intimate studios where its subtlety can be read in full color.
Full-color photographs and extensive text entries for over 300 pairs of earrings allow the reader to experience the masterwork and subtlety in Navajo and Pueblo creations as surely as if seeing them in person.
At its most successful, Friedman's work has an intellectual subtlety that is nicely in line with its structural delicacy, encouraging a solitary and focused mode of interaction, so the payoff for the minor inconvenience of having to call the gallery for permission to visit was an unusually contemplative environment.
Subtlety can be the best bet to avoid hurt feelings, but it doesn't always get the message across.
Composed of multiple layers of varying opacity, the appearance of the skin will change when seen from near and far, appearing more uniform for distance, revealing greater subtlety when approached.