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Subtlety meaning

subtlety - 3 dictionary results

subtlety - examples of usage

  1. So they parted and Mary walked away, wondering if they guessed that she really wanted to get away from them, and supposing that they had not quite reached that degree of subtlety. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The style of Roman tragedy appears to have been direct and vigorous, serious, often animated with oratorical passion, but singularly devoid of harmony, subtlety, poetical refinement and inspiration. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. They are expressed not with the subtlety and reflective genius of Greece, but in the plain and straightforward tones of the Roman Republic. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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