Usage examples for forte

  1. 75. 5. peine forte et dure: " punishment severe and merciless"; a penalty formerly imposed by Enlish law upon persons who refused to plead on being arraigned for felony. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. " I don't think the mercantile business is my forte father," said I. " Your fort!" – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  3. Finesse is not your forte – The Major by Ralph Connor
  4. A chance meeting in a cross- town car; an especially forte place in an opera; the moment when a bishop is saying grace or a host telling his favorite story. – New Faces by Myra Kelly
  5. He does not normally receive visitors at the Forte but you may send him your regards through me. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. Mrs. Brandon, who heard her, rushed to me; by a strong effort, I recovered myself, swallowed the glass of water she brought, and walked to the piano- forte where Rosa Moore was singing. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  7. Arctic scenery was Mr. Bruder's forte on which he specially prided himself. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  8. But acting was Emma's forte – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  9. It was not, however, in mere criticism that Rivarol's forte lay, though he long afterwards continued to exhibit his acuteness in it by utterances of various kinds. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  10. At this epoch his forte was for questions of speculation. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  11. Not, indeed, that he is void of a certain sentiment, and an intuition into the more hidden sources of mental interest; but these are not his forte or his appropriate element. – A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee. by Davy Crockett
  12. Consequently my opinion is, that the forte and mission of President Roberts for the time being were the establishment of a Nationality, and that of President Benson the development of its resources, especially the agricultural. – Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party by Martin Robinson Delany
  13. You see, Jefferson's forte or specialty, was information. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  14. Aunt Betsey's, forte did not lay in keeping a secret, and rather evasively she replied, " You mustn't ask me too many questions just yet!" – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  15. He plays on the piano- forte and therefore did not feel himself personally interested. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. But a hand- to- hand encounter is not Mr. Carthy's forte – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. Passive endurance, I fear, is not his forte – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  18. Coaxing was not Split Madigan's forte she was accustomed to demand. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  19. " To say the least, secrecy is not Nick's forte I answered, catching her mood. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. If she was a shade paler than her wont they were not likely to notice it- if she was more silent even than usual, why silence was always Miss Stuart's forte – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming