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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
tour de force
noun: A feat of strength, skill, or ingenuity: an exceptional performance or achievement.
From French tour (turn, feat) + de (of) + force (strength). Earliest documented use: 1802.
“Listening to this breathtakingly brilliant tour de force made me appreciate why they call Pushkin the Russian Shakespeare.”
Sue Arnold; Evgenii Onegin by Pushkin; The Guardian (London, UK); Jun 8, 2012.
See more usage examples of tour de force in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties which make the defense of our nation worthwhile. -Earl Warren, jurist (1891-1974)