Usage examples for adroitness

  1. Their adroitness at leaving certain classes of facts in undisturbed obscurity, nearly rivals the cunning of agents to whom they impute the origin and production of witchcraft manifestations. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  2. The adroitness with which this is done makes the poem rank as a masterpiece of construction. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail
  3. Honora found herself, mercifully, outside the circle: for such was the lively character of the banter that a considerable adroitness was necessary to obtain, between the talk and- laughter, the ear of the company. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  4. No martial bands admire the adroitness of his movements. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  5. My companion considered this statement in silence while I congratulated myself on having parried, with great adroitness, a rather inconvenient question. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  6. Thus, while faithfully doing his master's work with sword and pen, with an adroitness such as no other man could have matched, it was a necessary consequence that Philip should suspect, should detest, should resolve to sacrifice him. – History of the United Netherlands, 1592-94 by John Lothrop Motley
  7. To this the Adelantado replied with great adroitness, that nothing was farther from the intention or wish of his sovereigns than to require a tribute in things not produced in his dominions, but that it might be paid in cotton, hemp, and cassava bread, with which the surrounding country appeared to abound. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  8. On his return he would enter the court in his coarse and blood stained hunting dress- take up his causes- carry them through with astonishing adroitness and finally gained a popular reputation as an advocate. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  9. He would make or mend a shirt with the greatest precision and neatness, and cut out and manufacture his canvas trousers and loose summer- coats with as much adroitness as the most experienced tailor; darn his socks, and mend his boots and shoes, and often volunteered to assist me in knitting the coarse yarn of the country into socks for the children, while he made them moccasins from the dressed deer- skins that we obtained from the Indians. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  10. Jan could not lower himself to accept such base advice; but his superior adroitness did much to balance the advantage William had over him, in a less scrupulous pride. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  11. She wondered grimly where and under what circumstances he had acquired the adroitness which had charmed and still did charm her. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  12. The Wasp, whether by her own adroitness or owing to the Spider's dread of her, promptly escapes from the terrible fangs, moves to a short distance and does not seem to trouble unduly about the buffeting which she has received. – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  13. The emperor was astonished, it is said, at the strength and adroitness of her mind. – A Short History of Russia by Mary Platt Parmele
  14. And George had a sudden new sense of the purely feminine adroitness of women. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  15. A great captain engaged in a little war, the champion of the cross in arms against the successor of St. Peter, he had extricated himself, at last, with his usual adroitness, but with very little glory. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  16. Mr Carlyle reined in his indignation and recovered himself with his usual adroitness. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  17. He refused to recognise the rather malicious adroitness with which Marion turned his remarks again upon himself, twisted out of all semblance. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  18. To effect this object, adroitness was as requisite as courage. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. We know the effect of habit in all mechanical operations, and the Spaniards bear constant testimony to the adroitness and accuracy of the Peruvians in this. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling