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 Meanings and Examples of DEXTERITY
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 n.  right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  They advanced rapidly and noiselessly, with the confidence and dexterity of practised scouts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
3  In his fourth combat with De Grantmesnil, the Disinherited Knight showed as much courtesy as he had hitherto evinced courage and dexterity.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
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 Doyle
Context  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 Swift
Context  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 Swift
Context  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 Swift
Context  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 Swift
Context  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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XI
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 Dickens
Context  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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
14  He admired the dexterity with which their host directed the conversation.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AFTER THE RACE
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 Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
Example Sentence:
1  He caught the ball with great dexterity.
2  Video games demand great manual dexterity.
3  You need manual dexterity to be good at video games.
4  No great manual dexterity is required to perform the technique.
5  The negotiations will call for considerable dexterity.
6  The magician was so dexterous that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks.
7  As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.