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 Meanings and Examples of PRODIGY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
prodigy
 n.  person with exceptional talents or powers; wonder
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  The day following they gave him only ten, and he was regarded by his comrades as a prodigy.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In II
2  It traversed the battle like a prodigy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
3  Our civilization, the work of twenty centuries, is its law and its prodigy; it is worth the trouble of saving.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE TWO DUTIES: TO WATCH AND TO HOPE
4  Of the prodigy of all wraths, said others.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
5  He was less the man transfigured than the victim of this prodigy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
6  Marius was dazzled by this prodigy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
7  Long I gazed at that prodigy of plumage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
8  He was always a Negro prodigy who played barbarously and wonderfully.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
9  Heyward lifted his head from the cover, and beheld what he justly considered a prodigy of rashness and skill.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
10  There was only one thing wanting to make Mr. Walters' ecstasy complete, and that was a chance to deliver a Bible-prize and exhibit a prodigy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
11  'He is a prodigy,' he said at last.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
12  The Turks killed prodigious numbers of the Russians, but the latter had their revenge.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
13  You'll make a prodigious fortune; if we cannot find our account in one world we shall in another.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
14  It is plain such materials must have prodigious superiority over those pebbles and sand which we call gold and precious stones.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVIII
15  The whole of this prodigious city is a foreshortening of dead manners and living manners.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
Example Sentence:
1  Brianna Kahane, the 8-year-old violin prodigy, played at the memorial observance there.
2  The child prodigy Yehudi Menuhin grew into a virtuoso whose violin performances thrilled millions.
3  She wrote a truly prodigious number of novels.
4  What a prodigious opportunity you have missed.
5  Watching the weight lifter heave the barbell to shoulder height and then boost it overhead, we marveled at his prodigious strength.
6  Matilda, a brilliant mathematician and prodigious reader, is loathed by her benighted parents.