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- adj. Very tenuous or rarefied.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Too subtle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Over-subtle; cunning; crafty in an excessive degree.
James himself once described his complicated, nuanced characters as supersubtle fry.
Make all the money thou canst: if sanctimony and a frail vow betwixt an erring barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian not too hard for my wits and all the tribe of hell, thou shalt enjoy her; therefore make money.
This latter case may be accounted for in two ways: sometimes a reader is supersubtle and imagines embellishments that do not exist; and sometimes the poet builds better than he knows.
'Complex' does not necessarily mean arcane or supersubtle or
If sanctimony and a frail vow betwixt an erring barbarian and a supersubtle Venetian be not too hard for my wits and all the tribe of hell, thou shalt enjoy her; therefore make money.
This may be regarded as a supersubtle distinction; but it is necessary if we are to understand the important fact about Morris that -- to quote Mr. Compton-Rickett -- "human nature in the concrete never profoundly interested him."
Behind that changeless mask, as in a safe retreat, the supersubtle devil that was the man might plot destruction and plan the laying of dreadful mines.
Looking about among the very best _clichés_ (my own and others) -- "supersubtle analysis," "intimate psychology," "masterly handling," "incomparable artistry" -- I found nothing that it didn't seem
During the last half-century textual, aesthetic, and biographical criticism has been pursued in Germany with unflagging industry and energy; and although laboured and supersubtle theorising characterises much German aesthetic criticism, its mass and variety testify to the impressiveness of the appeal that Shakespeare's work has made to the
The perception of this high result caused Mrs. Assingham fairly to flush with responsive joy; she glittered at her young friend, from moment to moment, quite feverishly; it was positively as if her young friend had, in some marvellous, sudden, supersubtle way, become a source of succour to herself, become beautifully, divinely retributive.
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