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suh tuhl tee

  • n  a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  • n  the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

  • And subtlety is often what's needed to present these studies fairly.
  • For all his soft-shoeing subtlety, Bush is still a long way from Clintonesque legerdemain.
  • Online political debate is not known for its subtlety--the blogosphere rewards the loudest voices and the brashest opinions.
News & Articles

  • Casio Commando 4G LTE reportedly spied enroute to Verizon
    Casio's G'zOne Commando was designed with all the subtlety of a cruise missile, but it must have resonated with at least a few Verizon customers. That would explain why @evleaks has posted an image of the reported follow-up, the Commando 4G LTE. The device spied here would be as conspicuously rugged as its predecessor, and the custom Android interface would receive another round of overdone ...
    June 12, 2013 - Engadget
  • 'The Voice' recap: This Song Is Dedicated To ...
    Subtlety died tonight, y'all. And I'm loving it. In the final week before the season four finale, nobody's backing down. Each of the Top Five contestants is heading home for a bit, recharging and remembering why they're here in the first place.
    June 11, 2013 - Entertainment Weekly
  • Pat Kiernan: teachers succeed when kids get excited
    A few weeks ago, I read one of those head-scratching stories in the paper. New York students who’d just completed their standardized tests had been asked to take yet another one. The extra test wasn’t punishment for the kids — it was to help the people who write standardized tests build the next exam. I’m guessing that subtlety was lost as the pencils were being redistributed.
    June 11, 2013 - New York Daily News

  • Mitch McConnell in San Jose Mercury News
    Senator Helms certainly was no bigot,Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. "He was a man however not into subtlety. You know what he thought about a particular issue. You certainly knew because he was not into the kind of...
  • Shooter Jennings in Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    It's more mature,Jennings said recently of the new arrangements he added with his band, the .357s. "At the time, being 16, I think I didn't know how to embrace subtlety as much."
  • Kenyon Martin in
    Once non-biological intelligence matches the range and subtlety of human intelligence, it will necessarily soar past it because of the continuing acceleration of information-based technologies, as well as the ability of machines to instantly share... Ray Kurzweil Independent Feb 15, 2008 96060 127543 subtract Disappointing the way it ended," Martin said. "We have to look at some things. Maybe add some people, subtract some people. Who knows? We have to evaluate something. That's not acceptable. To make it to the Western Conference Finals and...

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