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 n.  refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
Classic Sentence:
1  Having conceived the idea he proceeded to carry it out with considerable finesse.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
2  However, I have no doubt that with a little delicacy and finesse the end may be attained.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
3  Albert was accompanied by Lucien Debray, who, joining in his friend's conversation, added some passing compliments, the source of which the count's talent for finesse easily enabled him to guess.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
4  Only of course none of them have your finesse, you might call it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  Of course there are difficulties, and, to avoid creating a scandal, I should need to employ plenty of finesse; but man was given his brain to USE, not to neglect.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
6  But the matter is of such importance, that one must passer pardessus toutes ces finesses de sentiment.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 21
Example Sentence:
1  The pilot's flying finesse is the hot topic in offices, restaurants and shops across the nation.
2  The standards finesse the argument about use of calculators in school mathematics by concentrating on what is to be learned, without worrying about how it is learned.
3  It was a disappointing performance which lacked finesse.