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finesse
used in Northanger Abbey

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subtly skillful handling of a situation
  • Perhaps Catherine was wrong in not demanding the cause of that gentle emotion—but she was not experienced enough in the finesse of love, or the duties of friendship, to know when delicate raillery was properly called for, or when a confidence should be forced.
    Chapter 5 (38% in)

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