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nounPlural tours de force
1hazaña femininetour de force masculine
- It was an extraordinary tour de force but no headline-catcher.
- The music, like the man, is energetic, abrasive and challenging, and live, he's a tour de force.
- Their self-titled debut was a tour de force, a record at once wildly experimental and eminently accessible.
- It's a tour de force of a performance; one that would be enough to recommend the film on its own.
- But no, the world was told the next morning that her appearance was a tour de force that somehow stilled all doubts about her candidacy.
- She accomplishes the tour de force of making us forget in what language this play is supposed to be, for she transcends locality.
- His design was a tour de force, and it became one of the most glamorous and widely admired of all the Cold War embassies.
- In Dundee, where it was premiered, it was a tour de force, commenting nicely on the inadequacy of art to convey the reality of life.
- Focus on covering the five boroughs, for example, or eat and drink your way through Manhattan in a gastronomic tour de force.
- That a comparative tour de force on them should be written by a Swede is peculiarly appropriate.
- The pianist's dazzling rendition of the Vivace finale was a pianistic tour de force.
- The novel becomes a tour de force in which one literary trick succeeds another.
- It is a tour de force: a justification, in itself, for the existence of movies, since no other art could accomplish quite this.
- The book is something of a tour de force in creating sympathy for a character who, properly speaking, ought to arouse feelings of contempt.
- Eventually, dish after dish of sublimely spiced specialities came dashing out of the kitchen like a dramatic tour de force.
- His group's success was a spectacular tour de force of meticulous technique and solid research design.
- I have read three chapters of the book in manuscript and can advise that it is an eye-opening tour de force.
- But to pigeonhole this great structure as an engineering tour de force would be to miss the point.
- I heard him speak on this, and it was a tour de force.
- It struck the judges as something of a tour de force, a complex composition in which most of the detail had to be suppressed in order to preserve a sense of pictorial unity.
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