Usage examples for dexterity

  1. " His majesty will be very much pleased with the extraordinary zeal and the great dexterity with which you have arranged the matter. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. To a dexterity so fatal he added a judgment that had not failed when confronted with deceit. – Whispering Smith by Frank H. Spearman
  3. Laying these carefully down in his handkerchief, he kindled a light with some powder, and, with the dexterity of one not unaccustomed to such operations, soon saw the dry sticks blazing on the hearth. – St. Patrick's Eve by Charles James Lever
  4. I think he was a dangerous person, because his experience and genius made him delightfully attractive, and the dexterity of his flattery amounted in itself to a fine art. – Records of a Girlhood by Frances Ann Kemble
  5. If it were the common custom for families to absent themselves from public worship in the afternoon, and to stroll about the fields, or ride, or sail, how many parents, do you suppose, would have the dexterity and talent to check all that was inconsistent with the duties of the day? – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  6. The criminal to be executed on that occasion was a thief, already notorious in Paris for his daring and dexterity, though he had only been there a few months. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  7. He was valued everywhere for his industry, dexterity, and strength at work, and still more for his kindly and pleasant temper. – Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
  8. He was a skillful and experienced pilot, handling his boat with remarkable dexterity. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  9. Some of them performed this duty with skill and dexterity, while others rattled plates and glasses and invariably dropped something. – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  10. The way in which she broke the eggs and slipped them into the boiling water was a revelation of dexterity. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  11. It required little dexterity to make his argument appear conclusive. – A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations by James Mackintosh
  12. In Richmond Park Hippolyta's dexterity astonished me; she drew all eyes on her. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  13. They knew only a few steps of obvious simplicity, and they displayed no unexpected dexterity. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  14. It looks incomprehensible and never- ending, to start with; but when you have seen a goal or two taken you will understand it, and admire the dexterity of the players. – Belles and Ringers by Hawley Smart
  15. It is to be assumed that this was not the first time that Mr Shute had made one of a trio in these circumstances, for the swift dexterity with which he lost Arthur was certainly not that of a novice. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. Thus Sir Ulick, seizing precisely the moment when Ormond's mind was at the right heat, aiming with dexterity and striking with force, bent and moulded him to his purpose. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  17. Once the girl within, and the door closed, the same dexterity that has already rid you of the dealer will relieve you of this last danger in your path. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  18. " Here are dexterity of plot, glancing play at witty talk, characters really human and humanly real, spirit and gladness, freshness and quick movement. – Throckmorton by Molly Elliot Seawell
  19. But this is not his forte, and for that very reason his dexterity and self- control excite our admiration the more. – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  20. On making the trial, it was found to succeed perfectly; a great reduction of human labour was effected by the process, and the workmen who had acquired peculiar skill in performing it ceased to derive any advantage from their dexterity. – On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures by Charles Babbage