forte

[ fawrt, fohrt or for 1, fawr-tey ]SEE DEFINITION OF forte
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORTE

His forte was not in public speaking, but he hoped they would take the will for the deed.

The leader could not understand me, and kept on yelling "Forte, Forte."

How shall I acknowledge it—equestrianism was never my forte.

Whatever the British Officer may be his forte has never lain in his acting.

He is in the household of King Leopold, and his forte is dressing the table!'

My last andante movement was too forte for those whom it took by surprise.

I want to 'make good' in this business, and riding seems to be my forte.

He is not gamy,—fighting's not his forte, A Haycock fight is just no sort of sport.

Of course I will do my best; but you know my forte is not description.

It never seemed to me that entertaining children was your forte.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French fort "strong point (of a sword blade)," also "fort," from Middle French fort (see fort). Meaning "strong point of a person" is from 1680s. Final -e- added 18c. in imitation of Italian forte "strong."

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