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
This Shakespeare engages in a Hamilton-esque rap battle, in iambic pentameter, shouting about the necessity of his verbal dexterity.
A lack of fluid may impair cognitive function and physical dexterity.
The rest of Whitney, especially lucidly lamenting trumpeter William Miller, was equally earnest about lightly carried instrumental dexterity and indie Americana worthy of comparisons to the better work of Fleet Foxes or the Decemberists.
The only question is whether the Trump administration has the diplomatic dexterity to restart negotiations.
In any event, Melvin said the goal is just to make sure the pitchers can bunt with some dexterity; anything else is a bonus.
Hip-hop has moved into an abstract phase in recent years, with verbal dexterity getting supplanted in many cases by a taste for texture and surface over lyrical depth.
Even, Chuck D, shows love on a track that provides introspective dexterity and jazz fusion production paralleled nowhere else in Ferg's discography.
The traveling circus instead relies on human skill and dexterity along with 35,000 gallons of water to entertain its audience.
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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
DEXTERITY Defined for Kids
Definition of dexterity for Students
1 : skill and ease in the use of the hands or body
2 : the ability to think and act quickly and cleverly
Medical Definition of dexterity
1: readiness and grace in physical activity; especially : skill and ease in using the hands
2: mental skill or quickness
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