These are bungling contrivances: not our fortes but our foibles.
Americans were scarce this season, and fortes pourboires few and far between.
When they said 'a small comedy-part is still vacant,' I said small comedy-parts are my forte of fortes!
It will be seen that Uncle Abe has other fortes than statesmanship—and that of a physiognoist is one of them.
Multi fortes vixerunt ante Agamemnona; but they have found no bard to record their deeds of prowess in immortal verse.
All contentions to the contrary notwithstanding, I would say that secret service is not one of the fortes of the Germans.
But as it was said of the great unknown who passed away—the fortes ante Agamemnon—“they had no poet, and they died.”
The fortes are governed by knee pedals which act by pneumatic pressure.
1640s, from French fort "strong point (of a sword blade)," also "fort," from Middle French fort (see fort). Meaning "strong point of a person" is from 1680s. Final -e- added 18c. in imitation of Italian forte "strong."
music instruction, "loud, loudly," from Italian forte, literally "strong," from Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).