from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small change or addition that serves to complete something.
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- n. A final change, addition or embellishment that serves to complete something
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination
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The boy put on the Peaceman's black and white, buckling around him as a finishing touch a belt supporting a hand stun gun.
She had an idea that the sight of her in a grey gown of devotional cut, with her famous lashes drooped above a prayer-book, would put the finishing touch to Mr. Gryce’s subjugation, and render inevitable a certain incident which she had resolved should form a part of the walk they were to take together after luncheon.
Magically, her mother produced a tube of lipstick from her pocket to add the finishing touch to both their transformations.
The greatest contribution of all was that of the aboriginal philosopher who got the notion into his noddle that a cipher, inserted at the right place as the concrete representative of nothingness, would be the finishing touch to the system.