verb (used without object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
verb (used with object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
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The best whiskies are made with finesse and the same attention to detail and mindfulness as the finest teas or sushi.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A lot of Republican candidates are trying to finesse the establishment-Tea Party Maginot Line and be both things to all people.The Tea Party Is Dead? Nah, That’s Just a Flesh Wound|Michael Tomasky|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whereas the first three seasons were subtle, there is a decided lack of finesse here.‘Arrested Development’: Why Netflix’s Revival Failed|Jace Lacob|May 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the language loses some finesse after being translated from Italian, by Jamie Richards.
The days when skill in ball placement and finesse could outgun power have long past.
From a saute de foie, what delicate subtleties of finesse might have their origin?Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
With French finesse he hits his mark 72 by expressly avoiding it.French Classics|William Cleaver Wilkinson
Who but Turkey could discover the nests of hens whose maternal anxiety had eluded the finesse of Kirsty?Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood|George MacDonald
Thousands of Spaniards fell as the result of his daring and finesse in military execution.
And with all the finesse of their work the traffic moves like molasses.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford