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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of finesse.

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Examples

  • May I gently remind the Times editors that constitutional rights are not to be "finessed" in committee bargaining sessions, as they so recommend?

    John Seery: The Los Angeles Times Retreats from the Rule of Law

  • She rejected the assertion that South Africa had "finessed" its position.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Barack Obama "finessed" himself right off the wall recently as did the senior Senator from California, whose name eludes me at the moment.

    Communicating Liberalism

  • Positions painted as vital and sometimes "finessed" to advance specific political agendas now all the time.

    The Moderate Voice

  • Positions painted as vital and sometimes "finessed" to advance specific political agendas now all the time.

    The Moderate Voice

  • Someone Who Knows assures me that the £50,000 limit will be "finessed" before too long: "We can't afford to make it stick."

    Benedict Brogan's political blog

  • Positions painted as vital and sometimes "finessed" to advance specific political agendas now all the time.

    The Moderate Voice

  • Someone Who Knows assures me that the £50,000 limit will be "finessed" before too long: "We can't afford to make it stick."

    Benedict Brogan's political blog

  • "finessed" in my last, your compositor has transformed into

    Nuts for Future Historians to Crack

  • Increasingly, our decision to buy is finessed, manipulated, and controlled by forces we are only dimly aware of.

    Lighten Up

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