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Origin of savoir-faire
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Example sentences from the Web for savoir-faire
Pamela was beautifully bred; she had savoir-faire as well as kindness, and never lost control of herself.Dangerous Ages|Rose Macaulay
Another requisite for the popular girl is savoir-faire; she must know how to do things.
No; he surely hadn't meant admiration for her savoir-faire; yet, for some reason, Missy didn't feel disappointed.Missy|Dana Gatlin
The savoir-faire which would have helped some men to take the rebuke entirely deserted him.The Drunkard|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Determined that never again, even to herself, should she call me a boy, I summoned to my aid all the savoir-faire I could command.The Rose of Old St. Louis|Mary Dillon
British Dictionary definitions for savoir-faire
Word Origin for savoir-faire
Cultural definitions for savoir-faire
Ease and dexterity in social and practical affairs: “Peter is a friendly person, but he lacks the savoir faire required for a successful career in the foreign service.” From French, meaning “to know how to act.”