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  • adj. subtle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete or archaic form of subtile or subtle.


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  • While the serpent in Genesis 3 may be "subtil" or cunning - the Hebrew word is arum - equating this

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  • Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the lord God had made.


  • And therefore they being themselves invisible to us, and capable of working in wayes that our sences cannot discerne; and being Agents of great craft & long experience; tis no wonder that many of their actions, thô never so pollytickly contrived & carried on, should seem irrationall to us: who know so little of their particular inclinations & designes, and the subtil

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  • People, which was fomented by the disgraced Captain and his Friends, with all the subtil Insinuations possible; as if the King meant to join with the Romans, to overthrow the Religion and Laws of the


  • Mit der 4 davor lässt sich erst mal noch gut Leben nach dem ersten Schock! obwohl, der körperliche …und sonstige Abbau klopft ganz subtil und immer öfter mal an …und sagt: Hey Dieter, every day is the yesterday from tomorrow!

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  • Je ne sais quoi plus vif et plus subtil encor ....

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  • P. Forestus hath almost the same words, and [6462] Cardan subtil, lib.

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  • Cardan, subtil.lib. 18, hath an example of such an one, so caused to be melancholy (by sight of a bugbear) all his life after.

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  • Eremites and anchorites have frequently such absurd visions, revelations by reason of much fasting, and bad diet, many are deceived by legerdemain, as Scot hath well showed in his book of the discovery of witchcraft, and Cardan, subtil.

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  • An old spelling of subtle.

    November 22, 2008