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Sample sentences for the GRE study word finesse

finesse can be used as a noun

1.To be brief upon a vile topic, none of the low finesse was omitted, so customary upon similar occasions that it is a just matter for wonder how any are still found so besotted as to fall its victim. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
2.That's why I joined the hussars, thinking that here one would not need finesse and he tells me that I am lying--so let him give me satisfaction.... - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
3.But it is at the sacrifice of many beautiful qualities of form, as this roughness of surface does not lend itself readily to any finesse of modelling. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
4.Mr Bloom thoroughly acquiesced in the general gist of this though the mystical finesse involved was a bit out of his sublunary depth still he felt bound to enter a demurrer on the head of simple, promptly rejoinin. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
5.But the matter is of such importance, that one must _passer pardessus toutes ces finesses de sentiment. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

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