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 centering quality of the energy greatly adds to the movement dexterity of the singers.
Rose, 28, balances those contrasting forces and varying tones and themes with remarkable dexterity.
The Nimble is especially useful to anyone with dexterity or gripping limitations.
The countries are teeming with adventurers of all ages, sizes, and nationalities who come to hike, bike, scuba dive, skydive, bungee jump, paraglide, parasail, zip line, or otherwise test their fitness, nerve, and dexterity.
Subject was able to exit the vehicle OK but had minor troubles counting backward, and with finger dexterity.
Some of the same factors that drove him back to the Royals for $6.5 million guaranteed in the offseason are still in play, though Moose does have the juice and dexterity to play first base or DH.
Even after oxygen is restored, permanent damage usually remains, often involving the loss of mobility and dexterity.
The micro-dwelling was built inside a vacuum chamber to demonstrate the dexterity and precision of the team's robotic system.
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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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