One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that is so slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived.‘the corners of her mouth rose almost imperceptibly’‘spring has slipped imperceptibly into summer’
- ‘The wife is a thoroughly odious creature, but by the end, the author has cleverly, imperceptibly subverted the reader's sympathies.’
- ‘Imperceptibly, the play penetrates you, moves you to share the author's compassion.’
- ‘An almost imperceptibly inclined roof shades an external terrace.’
- ‘On the first song, chimes segue imperceptibly into electronic bleeps.’
- ‘In some extraordinary way the Kennedy visit seemed imperceptibly to usher Ireland from the past tense into the present tense.’
- ‘Most of the Antarctic ice sheet moves imperceptibly slowly but nevertheless surely.’
- ‘Constantly raising the level of tension, almost imperceptibly, is clearly his forte.’
- ‘And she sighed, and looked down at her hands, and then nodded imperceptibly.’
- ‘By the fourth track, the piano is becoming increasingly familiar, like an acquaintance imperceptibly becoming a friend.’
- ‘Wet spring had merged imperceptibly into bleak autumn.’
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