Usage examples for forte

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Coaxing was not Split Madigan's forte; she was accustomed to demand. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  4. 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
  5. Arctic scenery was Mr. Bruder's forte, on which he specially prided himself. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  6. 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
  7. " 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
  8. But a hand- to- hand encounter is not Mr. Carthy's forte. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  9. 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
  10. At this epoch his forte was for questions of speculation. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  11. Passive endurance, I fear, is not his forte. – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  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. Finesse is not your forte. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  14. He does not normally receive visitors at the Forte, but you may send him your regards through me. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover