an archaic variant of subtlety.
- Also sub·til·i·ty [suh-til-i-tee, suhb-]. /sʌˈtɪl ɪ ti, sʌb-/.
- non·sub·til·ty, noun
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How to use subtilty in a sentence
Or of the subtilty of owls, which husband their store of mice by biting off their feet, so that they cannot run away?Evolution, Old & New | Samuel Butler
Now in this latter attempt, the subtilty of his circumvention, hath indirectly obtained the former.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3) | Thomas Browne
Let him rally all the ability, learning, and subtilty which he can command, and undertake the impossible work.Charles Sumner; his Complete Works, v. 4-20 | Charles Sumner
In the second, he is grown a little more careful and guarded,—the effect of subtilty.
His readings of the Polish master's music were distinguished by grace, dexterity, finesse, pathos and subtilty.Melomaniacs | James Huneker