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adroit
 a.  skillful and adept under pressing conditions
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  He was intelligent, robust, adroit; he did his best; the master seemed pleased.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX—NEW TROUBLES
2  There existed in him two men, the ferocious man and the adroit man.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
3  The latter, of whom the reader caught but a glimpse at the Gorbeau house, was a very cunning and very adroit young spark, with a bewildered and plaintive air.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
4  Brujon was adroit; Guelemer was vigorous.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
5  In three years he had gone off considerably, though he was still rather handsome and adroit.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
6  He felt young, bright, adroit, and resolute.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII
7  And the most experienced and adroit painter could not by mere mechanical facility paint anything if the lines of the subject were not revealed to him first.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 11
8  And suddenly, as Selden noted the fine shades of manner by which she harmonized herself with her surroundings, it flashed on him that, to need such adroit handling, the situation must indeed be desperate.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
9  This young man had been hired out by his master to work in a bagging factory, where his adroitness and ingenuity caused him to be considered the first hand in the place.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  Henrique, who valued himself on his gentlemanly adroitness in all matters of gallantry, soon had his fair cousin in the saddle, and, gathering the reins, placed them in her hands.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  He saw, at a glance, that a native adroitness and handiness made the task to her an easier one than it proved to many.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
12  The combination of a certain adroitness with deep-seated earnestness, of tact with consummate ability, gave him his preeminence, and helps him maintain it.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
13  Patience, humility, and adroitness must, in these growing black youth, replace impulse, manliness, and courage.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
14  Most people considered Lenehan a leech but, in spite of this reputation, his adroitness and eloquence had always prevented his friends from forming any general policy against him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
15  And here I should like to assert that, howsoever much, in certain respects, we Russians may be surpassed by foreigners, at least we surpass them in adroitness of manner.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  I should work in adroit references to this evening's speeches.