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
That daring combination of simplicity and dexterity make this an extraordinary piece of stagecraft.
Sure, you’ll be impressed and sometimes dazzled by the agility and dexterity of Cirque’s international cast of acrobats and aerialists, by the movement of bodies through space at impossible speeds and angles that adds up to a kind of airborne dance.
Quin displayed charm and dexterity in the challenging routine.
Big at this year’s American International Toy Fair was a board game called Plunge It! which tests players’ dexterity in sucking up faux manure, and Poopeez, a line of squishy toys tucked in plastic toilet paper rolls.
Katie Ridder has a dexterity with color palettes, a playful approach to mixing antiques and modern pieces, and an eye for unusual decorative accents.
His raps resonate because his voice grants dexterity to pains that can feel static and unmoving.
Maybe, the evolution of tongue dexterity is connected to the evolution of flight.
The centering quality of the energy greatly adds to the movement dexterity of the singers.
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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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