In a subtle manner; slyly; artfully; cunningly. "Thou seest how subtly to detain thee I devise." (Milton)

2. Nicely; delicately. "In the nice bee what sense so subtly true." (Pope) "Subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind." (Hawthorne)

3. Deceitfully; delusively.

(01 Mar 1998)

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