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  • n  subtly skillful handling of a situation

  • He is always the one to get it done through brute force while she does it with a lot of finesse.
  • There's no point in trying to finesse the importance of Harry Potter.
  • She has the talent: her game has both power and finesse, and her tenacity is Tiger-like.
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  • Tamba Hali in USA Today
    And to think, Chiefs defensive end Tamba Hali called the Chargers "a finesse team" eight weeks ago after Kansas City beat San Diego 30-27 at Arrowhead Stadium.
  • John LeClair in
    He had it all, size, strength and finesse,LeClair said. "It is unfortunate injuries cut his time in the NHL short, but he had a great career and left his mark on the game."
  • Kevin Garnett in 940 News
    This was two heavyweights, just body-punching,said Kevin Garnett, who scored 28 points to make up for an off night for the rest of Boston's Big Three. "There was no finesse, no jabs, just an all-out, beat-down, defensive fight."

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