It was a subtle shade of gray.
There were subtle differences between the parties regarding living wills.
He gave subtle hints, which I totally failed to notice.
The artist enjoyed the subtle nuances of the changing light.
I decided to review a deceptively subtle episode which seems slight on the surface, but actually contains many key themes and moments.
Walnut cabinets from Gansu sit alongside painted cabinets from Shanxi -- muted over time to leave a wonderfully subtle appearance.
The dish was subtle in flavor.
We enjoyed the subtle flavors of the duck.
I'm not sure I've ever done anything particularly subtle.
The article was subtle about the comedy of Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane.
The Celtic artists drew inspiration from the infinitely subtle mutability of nature.
"Subtle as a brick" is how my best friend describes me!
There are stunning floor to ceiling images on beautifully subtle contemporary wallpapers created just for you.
It was a subtle indication of her employer's wealth.
Xander saw the subtle signal Damian gave his brother.
Everything in the room radiated some sort of subtle energy, and she waded through the energies, marveling and confused by them.
His subtle magic brushed by her, through her.
Natasha on one side was talking with Sonya and Boris, and Vera with a subtle smile was saying something to Prince Andrew.
When, however, he had succeeded in extracting from the sources a general idea that seemed to him clear and simple, he attached himself to it as if to the truth itself, employing dialectic of the most penetrating, subtle and even paradoxical character in his deduction of the logical consequences.
In either case it is of course open to anyone to maintain that the apparent completeness of synthesis really rests on the subtle intrusion of elements of feeling into the rational process.
She was gradually accepting his touch, a subtle sign of a thaw she probably didn't realize she was doing.
It was the opposite of Darkyn's, whose was subtle and calming.
"Ah, Wynn," she said, touched by his subtle emotion.
Gabriel stopped in front of her, his heat and nearness like a subtle siren song that tried to lure her closer.
You are the king of subtle, aren't you?
The White God, Damian, was cool and wary, his white-blonde hair, golden eyes and subtle white glow the opposite of Xander's darker presence.
Farnese at once set to work with subtle skill to win over to the royalist cause the Catholic nobles of the south.
Hence it is not surprising that, in those more subtle forms in which energy cannot be readily or completely converted into work, the universality of the principle of energy, its conservation, as regards amount, should for a long while have escaped recognition after it had become familiar in pure dynamics.
The men of the Left believed themselves subtle enough to retain the confidence and esteem of all foreign powers while coquetting at home with elements which some of these powers had reason to regard with suspicion.
Other causes of offence arose, and Napoleon in his last communication to them warned them not to imitate the Greeks of the later Empire, who engaged in subtle discussions when the ram was battering at their gates.
The former pointed out that the supposed isomerism was not due to an arrangement of atoms, but to the disposition of a valency, and therefore it was doubtful whether such a subtle condition could exert any influence on the properties of the substance.
Had Wagner been a man of more urbane literary intellect he might have been less ambitious of expressing a world-philosophy in music-drama; and it is just conceivable that the result might have been a less intermittent dramatic movement in his later works, and a balance of ethical ideas at once more subtle and more orthodox.
The more subtle examples are inexhaustible in variety and resource; and perhaps the climax of subtlety is the almost entire absence of Leitmotif in the first scene of the third act of Gotterddmmerung, when Siegfried throws away his last chance of averting his doom.
For this reason and because the system of Thomas is simply that of Albert rounded to a greater completeness and elaborated in parts by the subtle intellect of the younger man, it will be convenient not to separate the views of master and scholar, except where their differences make it necessary.
"The doubt is flattering," said "the man of profound intellect," with a subtle smile.
This return to the subject of Natalie caused Prince Andrew to knit his brows with discomfort: he was about to rise, but Vera continued with a still more subtle smile:
Everything was similar: the ladies' subtle talk, the cards, the general raising his voice at the card table, and the samovar and the tea cakes; only one thing was lacking that he had always seen at the evening parties he wished to imitate.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Suddenly his face assumed a subtle expression, he shrugged his shoulders with an air of perplexity.
She didn't ask where they were going but took the subtle beast onto the highway and let it loose, weaving in and out of traffic to test its handling.
Ashley's bead was lighter red in color, its surface glazed to give it a subtle reflecting quality.
The vicomte wished to begin his story and gave a subtle smile.
My brother knows him, he's dined with him--the present Emperor--more than once in Paris, and tells me he never met a more cunning or subtle diplomatist--you know, a combination of French adroitness and Italian play-acting!
In the midst of the conversation she noticed "Granddad" give Bennigsen a quick, subtle glance, and then to her joys she saw that "Granddad" said something to "Long-coat" which settled him.
How had she never noticed his subtle power before?
There was an edge to him, subtle but present.
She acted graciously with all the guests, yet he could pick up subtle nuances that affirmed whether she was speaking to someone who genuinely understood art, or a snob who merely bought it to be in vogue.
These guys aren't subtle and you were the only contact to Vinnie they knew about.
The earth, or other planet, does not actually move round the sun; yet it is carried round the sun in the subtle matter of the great vortex, where it lies in equilibrium, - carried like the passenger in a boat, who may cross the sea and yet not rise from his berth.
Four lines, the first, second and fourth of which have the same rhyme, while the third usually (but not always) remains rhymelesswas first successfully introduced into Persian literature as the exclusive vehicle for subtle thoughts on the various topics of Sufic mysticism by the sheikh Ab Said bin Abulkhair,1 but Omar differs in its treatment considerably from Ab Said.
Something had changed with him, too, and she sensed the subtle power that hadn't been there at the monument.
Deidre sought to figure out what it was about the currents and subtle movement that kept her in place when she wanted to return to the castle, where it was warm.
My guess is Edith left lots of little subtle clues around her house, letting hubby know where she was going.
This something was a most subtle spiritual deduction from a conversation with Karataev the day before.
The air around her shimmered with subtle, calm power that thrilled him.
Almost as subtle, and much more directly impressive, is the pathos of the death of Siegfried, which is heightened by an unprecedented appeal to a sense of musical form on the scale of the entire tetralogy.
The subtle interplay of everything involved in nutrition is vastly more complex than our minds are able to handle.
Just her little fangs and the odd presence she found subtle but which apparently had a staggering effect on men.
He felt the subtle shift and stopped on the stairwell down to the gym.
Or else they raised a subtle distinction between the act and the intention.
Dean supposed this was his idea of being subtle while trying to cut off the open path.
Through Brennan's subtle urging, the authorities, ultimate recipients of our tips, were learning to deny them outright or down playing their importance.
It was a subtle shift, an undercurrent of cool energy that brushed by him, like when Sofi used her voodoo fortune-telling powers around him.
This difficult task was accomplished by Count Peter Tolstoi, the most subtle and unscrupulous of Peter's servants; but terrorized though he was, Alexius would only consent to return on his father solemnly swearing, "before God and His judgment seat," that if he came back he should not be punished in the least, but cherished as a son and allowed to live quietly on his estates and marry Afrosina.
Her psychology is not subtle or profound, but her leading characters are clearly conceived and drawn in broad, bold outlines.
The results are as interesting from a morphological point of view (showing the subtle and gradual modifications of these organs in their various adaptations), as they are sparse in taxonomic value, far less satisfactory than are those of the hind-limb.
The emotion was fleeting, more in a subtle shift of his eyebrows than in a smile or sudden change.