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Synonyms for clincher

something, especially something held in reserve, that gives one a decisive advantage

Synonyms for clincher

an argument that is conclusive

a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively

a tool used to clinch nails or bolts or rivets

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But as I read the essays over and over (I must admit they require, even in French, a certain determination; Bonnefoy does not wield the ready formulations, the aphoristic clinchers, of a Malraux or a Valery, his obvious forerunners, whom he never names), I am inveterately raised to a plane of comprehension, of identification even, to which no other writing on art since Proust has granted access.