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 a.  skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  She was before the mirror again, adjusting her hair with a light hand, drawing down her veil, and giving a dexterous touch to her furs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
2  Again and again to such gamesome talk, the dexterous dart is repeated, the spear returning to its master like a greyhound held in skilful leash.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
3  The general reined strongly at his charger's opened and foamy mouth and guided it with dexterous horsemanship past the man.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
4  He examined the bullets with which Monte Cristo performed this dexterous feat, and saw that they were no larger than buckshot.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
5  My mistress had a daughter of nine years old, a child of towardly parts for her age, very dexterous at her needle, and skilful in dressing her baby.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER II.
6  All the buildings and trees seemed easily practicable to such dexterous climbers as the Morlocks, to judge by their wells, must be.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
7  One of the attending harpooneers now advances with a long, keen weapon called a boarding-sword, and watching his chance he dexterously slices out a considerable hole in the lower part of the swaying mass.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
8  Then, hand-over-hand, down the other part, the Indian drops through the air, till dexterously he lands on the summit of the head.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
9  After a time the tall soldier slid dexterously through the hole.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
10  Sam tumbled up accordingly, dexterously contriving to tickle Andy as he did so, which occasioned Andy to split out into a laugh, greatly to Haley's indignation, who made a cut at him with his riding-whip.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
11  The young wife worked easily, merrily, and dexterously.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 11
12  The hump-backed man stared, as if in excess of amazement and indignation; then, twisting himself, dexterously, from the doctor's grasp, growled forth a volley of horrid oaths, and retired into the house.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
13  And as this device was dexterously used it merits imitation.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXXIII.
14  They advanced rapidly and noiselessly, with the confidence and dexterity of practised scouts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The magician was so dexterous that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks.
2  As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
3  He caught the ball with great dexterity.
4  Video games demand great manual dexterity.
5  You need manual dexterity to be good at video games.
6  No great manual dexterity is required to perform the technique.
7  The negotiations will call for considerable dexterity.