tour de force
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In her aching memoir, she embarks on a tour de force examination of her childhood, marked first by her mother’s abandoning her when she was a toddler and later by the death of her beloved father.The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2021|Annabel Gutterman|December 8, 2021|Time
Through the late 1960s, Capote claimed to be writing his masterpiece, his tour de force based on his swans, but several deadlines passed for it.‘Capote’s Women’ is catnip to older pop culture fans|Terri Schlichenmeyer|December 4, 2021|Washington Blade
At 35, Hawa Hassan is already a tour de force when it comes to Somali food in America.The Curious Warmth of Grandma’s Kitchen|Sohini Das Gupta|September 17, 2021|Ozy
Understated yet opulent, measured, and intensely creepy, it’s a tour de force in balancing uncomfortable levels of tension and suspense with deep pathos.
Page’s tour de force performance in Hard Candy led, two years later, to Juno, a low-budget indie film that brought Page Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and sudden megafame.Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment|Katy Steinmetz|March 16, 2021|Time
His family memoir, Sweet and Low, is a tour de force of reporting and memory—tender, curious, and exceptionally funny.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a tour de force of reporting: 13,000 words on a two-week deadline.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial|Ivan Solotaroff|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's also a masterpiece of choreographed c--tery—Joffrey's final tour de force.Game of Thrones’ ‘The Lion and the Rose’: Joffrey’s Demented, Shocking Royal Wedding|Andrew Romano|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, of course, she's best known for her ball-busting tour de force as Ed Helms's wife in The Hangover.‘Surviving Jack’ Star Rachael Harris Is No Longer ‘The Bitch'|Kevin Fallon|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a result, his version is a technical tour de force but a movie that never gets under your skin.Why the Original ‘Birds’ is Superior to Hitchcock’s Version|Malcolm Jones|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a tour de force in the gentle art of lying, the snake-story is justly esteemed.
As a tour de force of geometrical imagination it would be difficult to parallel this hypothesis.Archimedes|Thomas Little Heath
The physical tour de force, was one of those feats of agility in which Neb had been my instructor, ten years before.Afloat And Ashore|James Fenimore Cooper
If the Mastersingers was a little less successful as a work of art we should still have to regard it as an amazing tour de force.
The music for such incidents cannot be of the highest beauty; here we have one of the cases of a tour de force.
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A feat accomplished through great skill and ability: “The speech was a tour de force; it swept the audience off its feet.”