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finesse
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • 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.
  • "Really, sir," retorted the count, "have you attained the eminent situation in which you are, without having admitted, or even without having met with exceptions? and do you never use your eyes, which must have acquired so much finesse and certainty, to divine, at a glance, the kind of man by whom you are confronted?

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  • While Shaq often pounds away at a defense to score points, smaller players have to rely on finesse to find open shots.
  • Peyton Manning showed finesse as he scrambled out of the pocket and threw a pass to the receiver.

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