adjective, sub·tler, sub·tlest.
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This penetrating style of portraiture works on the subtlest of emotional responses as well.Into the Woods With Virginia Woolf: Emily Perkins and ‘The Forrests’|Lucy Scholes|September 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Remains one mightier problem, subtlest and most difficult of all, that of the life of the human spirit, of man evolving into God.Evolution of Life and Form|Annie Wood Besant
Here too, of course, research may be carried to the subtlest details and the microscope has to tell the full story.Psychotherapy|Hugo Mnsterberg
This subtlest and most elusive essence in nature, not even now entirely understood, is a part of common life.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
Therefore he takes the highest skill of his hand and the subtlest wit of his brain, and uses them to manufacture poison gases.
In this instance, certainly, the subtlest diplomatist could not with all his scheming have produced a more complete result.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson