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 Meanings and Examples of FORTE
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forte
 n.  particular skill; special talent
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Mr. Covey's forte consisted in his power to deceive.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  There was no end of her various complaints; but her principal forte appeared to lie in sick-headache, which sometimes would confine her to her room three days out of six.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  You know reverence is not my forte.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  Hilda only glowered at him without replying; repartee was not her forte, nor Connie's; so she glowered, and he was much more uncomfortable than if she had said things.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  She was always waiting, it seemed to be her forte.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
7  Literary criticism is not your forte, my dear fellow.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In FIRST ACT
8  I'll lay you two to one she didn't even know the fort was out there in the harbor, much less that it was full of Yankees until we shelled them out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
9  They sat on the bank below the parapet of the old fort, hidden from observation.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  I've been seeing the waves and the white beach of Grand Isle; the quiet, grassy street of the Cheniere; the old fort at Grande Terre.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
11  I've been seeing the waves and the white beach of Grand Isle; the quiet, grassy street of the Cheniere Caminada; the old sunny fort at Grande Terre.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXIII
12  I was sent by Major Effingham, at Sir William's own bidding, to outflank the French, and carry the tidings of their disaster across the portage, to the fort on the Hudson.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
13  He walked to an angle of the bastion, and beheld the scout advancing, under the custody of a French officer, to the body of the fort.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
14  As Duncan could only act as the representative of the commandant of the fort, the ceremonies which should have accompanied a meeting between the heads of the adverse forces were, of course, dispensed with.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
15  Montcalm followed him as far as the entrance of the marquee, renewing his invitations to the commandant of the fort to give him an immediate meeting in the open ground between the two armies.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
Example Sentence:
1  However, her main forte is the young readers 'novels, where children ride out their own adventures with minimal adult help.
2  Suddenly something flashed from the ramparts, a swirl of smoke jetted from the fort, a hellish explosion rocked the battlements.
3  A platform or mound of earth within a fort from which guns are fired over the parapet.
4  Until the development of the airplane as a military weapon, the fort was considered impregnable.
5  We trained our cannon upon the fort.
6  The boat anchored off the fort.
7  It also had hints for making snow forts, including "make sure to include an icy compartment to store your vodka."
8  A line of forts was built along the border to protect the country against attack.