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subtil +‎ -ly


subtilly (comparative more subtilly, superlative most subtilly)

  1. (obsolete) subtly; finely; delicately
    • 1563, John Foxe, Acts and Monuments (popularly Foxe's Book of Martyrs), Chapter 24:
      [] one jewel, (as writers make mention,) which was a certain vessel finely and subtilly made of the precious stone onychinus, so radiantly wrought, that in it appeared the lively corn growing, and men's images walking, &c.
  2. (obsolete) Slyly; artfully; cunningly; craftily
    • 1611, King James Version, Psalms 105:25:
      He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.