1 The old man rubbed his hands gleefully together, as he corroborated the Dodger's reasoning in these terms; and chuckled with delight at his pupil's proficiency.
2 These were, the great advantages of the trade, the proficiency of the Dodger, the amiability of Charley Bates, and the liberality of the Jew himself.
3 You are aware that I have some proficiency in the good old British sport of boxing.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
4 Mr. Darcy spoke with affectionate praise of his sister's proficiency.
5 My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters.
6 If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
7 She was learned, erudite, wise, competent, curiously proficient in history, crammed with Latin, stuffed with Greek, full of Hebrew, and more of a Benedictine monk than a Benedictine nun.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII—SOME SILHOUETTES OF THIS DARKNESS
8 A prince ought also to show himself a patron of ability, and to honour the proficient in every art.
The Prince By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In CHAPTER XXI — HOW A PRINCE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF SO AS T...