verb (used without object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
verb (used with object), fi·nessed, fi·ness·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for finesse
The cleverer man of the two lost the game by over-finessing.
They made for him boldly; there was no need of finessing in his case.Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post
A right-down good hare Millichip turned out to be; doubling and twisting and finessing, and exasperating the hounds considerably.Johnny Ludlow, Second Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
He threw aside his first intention of finessing Belle into his bedroom on the plea of asking her to help him to pack.The Sins of the Children|Cosmo Hamilton
Come, Chief Inspector, this finessing with me is highly improper on your part—highly improper.The Secret Agent|Joseph Conrad