tour de force
noun, plural tours de force [toorz duh -fawrs, -fohrs; French toor duh -fawrs]. /ˌtʊərz də ˈfɔrs, -ˈfoʊrs; French tur də ˈfɔrs/.
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Example sentences from the Web for tour de force
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.
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet for a vivid decade or so, sleaze was, somewhat paradoxically, a force for literacy and empowerment.
Shortly after dawn, there was another outbreak of deadly force.
They tried to continue their getaway but had to quickly abandon their vehicle on the Rue de Meaux in the 19th.
And Air Force assessors are the first to say such imaging never tells the whole story.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.
Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."
San Antonio de Bexar lies in a fertile and well-irrigated valley, stretching westward from the river Salado.
The Goliath wouldn't answer; the Dublin said the force was coming off, and we could not get into touch with the soldiers at all.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
British Dictionary definitions for tour de force
noun plural tours de force (tur, English ˈtʊə)
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Cultural definitions for tour de force
A feat accomplished through great skill and ability: “The speech was a tour de force; it swept the audience off its feet.”