tour de force

  1. a masterly or brilliant feat
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  • The book is something of a tour de force in creating sympathy for a character who, properly speaking, ought to arouse feelings of contempt.
  • Tiziano Vecellio's Portrait of Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua 1534 - 1536 is a technical tour de force that exhibits what this great master, who was known as Titian, can do to paint objects that have totally unrelated surfaces and qualities. Terence Clarke: Masters of Venice, at The de Young Museum, San Francisco
  • That is another matter, a real tour de force and an amazing realisation of an extraordinary conception.
  • The colourful character, dubbed the ‘Queen of the council chamber,’ has been part of city life for decades as politician, mayor, sheriff, alderman and charity tour de force.
  • This hallucinatory tour de force is a writerly performance akin to the later postmodern critical aesthetics that celebrate, not just the surface, but the opportunity to think through the ways that surfaces make up our identities.
  • The guile with which opposition leaders have packaged, branded and represented the Cedar Revolution has been an anarchic tour de force.
  • In a tour de force, John Woodmorappe provides scientific evidence for pseudogene function and demolishes the argument that chimps, humans and gorillas share pseudogenes.
  • The horn section of the RAAF Central Band blow in unison during the first concert of the Tour de Force II Tour.
  • The resulting defect in the right ventricular outflow tract and main pulmonary artery is repaired using a homograft - a surgical tour de force.
  • Over the Wall, from Heaven Up Here, is a tour de force of crispness and stereo definition, while the fabled murkiness that used to envelop Porcupine has been blown away in a shimmer of sonic brilliance.
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