1 They advanced rapidly and noiselessly, with the confidence and dexterity of practised scouts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
2 The champions a second time sprung from their stations, and closed in the centre of the lists, with the same speed, the same dexterity, the same violence, but not the same equal fortune as before.
3 In his fourth combat with De Grantmesnil, the Disinherited Knight showed as much courtesy as he had hitherto evinced courage and dexterity.
4 The people who stood around were so astonished at his wonderful dexterity, that they could not even give vent to their surprise in their usual clamour.
5 Friend Wamba," said he, "of all those who are fools enough to serve Cedric, thou alone hast dexterity enough to make thy folly acceptable to him.
6 The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
7 The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
8 My remedy was to cut them in pieces with my knife, as they flew in the air, wherein my dexterity was much admired.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
9 Accordingly, they have a subaltern court paid to them by persons of the best rank; and sometimes by the force of dexterity and impudence, arrive, through several gradations, to be successors to their lord.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
10 The Houyhnhnms use the hollow part, between the pastern and the hoof of their fore-foot, as we do our hands, and this with greater dexterity than I could at first imagine.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
11 But, he was on his feet directly, and after sponging himself with a great show of dexterity began squaring again.
12 Mr. Micawber, with a perfect miracle of dexterity or luck, caught his advancing knuckles with the ruler, and disabled his right hand.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
13 Dr. Seward tried one or two skeleton keys, his mechanical dexterity as a surgeon standing him in good stead.
14 He admired the dexterity with which their host directed the conversation.
15 While some openly testified their satisfaction at so unexampled dexterity, by far the larger portion of the tribe were inclined to believe the success of the shot was the result of accident.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 29