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forte
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Jane Eyre
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  • Know, that in the course of your future life you will often find yourself elected the involuntary confidant of your acquaintances’ secrets: people will instinctively find out, as I have done, that it is not your forte to tell of yourself, but to listen while others talk of themselves; they will feel, too, that you listen with no malevolent scorn of their indiscretion, but with a kind of innate sympathy; not the less comforting and encouraging because it is very unobtrusive in its…

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as in: it is her forte Define
a personal asset of special worth or utility
as in: forte mezzo Define
a description in music: to be played relatively loudly
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