Examples of dexterity in a Sentence
- Russ Cellan, Ferguson's coach at Freeport (New York) High, and Ron Prince, his former offensive line coach at Virginia, both attribute Ferguson's dexterity and footwork to his extensive martial arts training … —Nunyo Demasio, Sports Illustrated, 10 Apr. 2006
- The Carcanet volume also offers its readers the advantage of seeing the German originals alongside the English, enabling them to perceive at a glance how much sympathy and linguistic dexterity Elliot has brought to the difficult but rewarding task of introducing a new generation of English readers to Heine's tragic but wonderfully vigorous and vivid late poetry. —S. S. Prawer, Times Literary Supplement, 28 Sept. - 4 Oct. 1990
- But the mayor showed considerable political dexterity in the days following the fire, taking care to distance himself from on-site decisions while accepting full responsibility for the bombing itself. He made himself available to reporters, met with people from the fire-ravaged neighborhood, and was gracious enough not to blame subordinates. —Amy Wilentz, Time, 27 May 1985
The job requires manual dexterity.
He has the dexterity needed to deal cards quickly.
The amazing dexterity of the acrobat.
He's a teacher known for his imagination and verbal dexterity.
Recent Examples of dexterity from the Web
The micro-dwelling was built inside a vacuum chamber to demonstrate the dexterity and precision of the team's robotic system.
Seldom had journalism seen such an audacious display of observation, wry humor and go-for-baroque verbal dexterity.
There are now 36-inch wide doors to offer plenty of wiggle room throughout the home, and lever hardware on those doors that is easier to use, especially for anyone with limited manual dexterity.
Is that skin-tight pair meant for maximum dexterity going to provide enough protection?
Using off-the-shelf components like 3D cameras and robotic arms with force sensors, the robots are able to differentiate between parts and assemble them with a dexterity and finesse elusive to most bots.
But Kinsey’s skill for lyrical dexterity took time to develop.
For additional dexterity, RightHand’s hybrid gripper has a suction cup and three foamy fingers.
The dexterity, particularly of young people, in using video and social media to shape their message have enabled them to organize quickly and effectively, Meyer said.
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DEXTERITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dexterity for English Language Learners
: the ability to use your hands skillfully
: the ability to easily move in a way that is graceful
: clever skill : the ability to think and act quickly and cleverly
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