PROFICIENCY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROFICIENCY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
proficiency
 n.  skillfulness in command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; expertise
Classic Sentence:
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
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 Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
4  Mr. Darcy spoke with affectionate praise of his sister's proficiency.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
5  My ardour was indeed the astonishment of the students, and my proficiency that of the masters.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
6  If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
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 Hugo
Get Context   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 Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI — HOW A PRINCE SHOULD CONDUCT HIMSELF SO AS T...
Example Sentence:
1  Practice greatly improves proficiency.
2  Only half of Newark's high school students graduate, and half of those do so through a special test for those who flunk the standard proficiency exam.
3  He taught himself to carve to a high degree of proficiency.
4  The key to acquiring proficiency in any task is repetition.
5  With practice, you should become proficient within six months.