Definition of Finessing

1. Verb. (present participle of finesse) ¹



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Definition of Finessing

1. finesse [v] - See also: finesse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Finessing

fineness
finenesses
finer
finer than frog hair
fineries
finers
finery
fines
fines herbes
finespun
finesse
finessed
finesser
finessers
finesses
finessing (current term)
finest
finetune
finetuned
finetunes
finetuning
finew
finfish
finfishes
finfolk
finfoot
finfoots
fingan
fingans

Literary usage of Finessing

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1. Foster on Auction: A Complete Exposition of the Latest Developments of by Robert Frederick Foster (1918)
"In the same way, leading a small card to the king-jack and others, if the queen is on the right, a trick may be made with the king by finessing the jack; ..."

2. Foster's Pirate Bridge: The Latest Development of Auction Bridge, with the by Robert Frederick Foster (1917)
"The opponents of the declarer never finesse, They would be finessing ... finessing against your own partner is one of the most common faults in a beginner. ..."

3. America in Spitsbergen: The Romance of an Arctic Coal-mine, with an by Nathan Haskell. Dole (1922)
"FUTILE finessing The Summer and Autumn passed in futile and vexatious finessing. Turner was out of all patience, and had no faith in these maneuvers. ..."

4. Foster's Auction Made Easy: A Text Book for the Beginner, the Average Player by Robert Frederick Foster (1920)
"This is called finessing. The second is to make the small cards of a long ... finessing As already explained, a finesse is any attempt to win a trick with ..."

5. Foster's Bridge Tactics: A Complete System of Self-instruction by Robert Frederick Foster (1903)
"It is therefore evident that finessing in Bridge is entirely confined to the Dealer's ... In such a case he is not finessing; he is underplaying or ducking, ..."

6. The Land of the North Wind: Or, Travels Among the Laplanders and the Samoyedes by Edward Rae (1875)
"... Knave—We reach Pinega—Negociations for Journey to Mezen—Resort to the Protection of Russian Justice—Disillusion— A rough Scene—finessing—The ..."

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