shade of meaning

See: nuance
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She continued to consider him thoughtfully, as if not to miss any shade of meaning in what he said, "Do you think, then, there is a limit?"
These gentlemen" [turning to the clerks and privately showing them the third button off Poiret's coat] "will appreciate this delicate shade of meaning. And so, papa Poiret, don't you see it is clear that the government clerk comes to a final end at the head of a division?
This is frequently done by employing every shade of meaning that a sound can bring.
BITTERSWEET IS a word I normally associate with chocolate bars, but last Christmas Eve it took on a new shade of meaning because it was the worst day of the year for Letty Jimenez-Magsanoc to pass on.
Many may have been seeking a shade of meaning rather than a definition in this case, suggested the dictionary publisher's editor at large, Peter Sokolowki.
In the end, his maxim that "you may shout all you want, but for God's sake, do not shoot," acquired a new, fresh shade of meaning.
In this work, Lobkowitz suggests modifications to Latin designed to accommodate it more specifically to philosophical discourse--noteworthy among which are five forms of esse, each with its own shade of meaning. No less extraordinary is the "Frantin" developed by Abbot Lhomond at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries for French-speaking learners of Latin, a simplified Latin that is deliberately modeled closely on the patterns of French speech.
This reversion could also imply a "condemnatory shade of meaning" at the time, because the desired destination was the abode of al-'Arab, the Bedouins, whom the Qur'an charged with kufr and nifaq.
In silent study, I have learned to tell Each secret shade of meaning and to hear A magic harmony, at once sincere, That somehow notes the tinkle of a bell, The cooing of a dove, the swish of leaves, The rain-drop's pitter-patter on the eaves, The lover's sigh, the thrumming of guitar And, if I choose, the rustle of a star!