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finesse

Bridge whist an attempt to win a trick when opponents hold a high card in the suit led by playing a lower card, hoping the opponent who has already played holds the missing card
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Having conceived the idea he proceeded to carry it out with considerable finesse.
I knew this man Small had a certain degree of low cunning, but I did not think him capable of anything in the nature of delicate finesse.
Once again he touched him on the breast, as though his finger were the fine point of a small sword, with which, in delicate finesse, he ran him through the body, and said,"My friend, I will die, perpetuating the system under which I have lived.
and do you never use your eyes, which must have acquired so much finesse and certainty, to divine, at a glance, the kind of man by whom you are confronted?