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
Robotic dexterity is a difficult and not yet fully solved problem, analysts say.
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The Tide rolled over Clemson 24-6, as Alabama defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne decided the Sugar Bowl with brute force and surprising dexterity.
The combination of her verbal dexterity and beguiling duets with her guests made the program an institution unto itself at NPR.
Maier, who played for the Royals from 2006-12, didn't think Soler's lacking dexterity would last.
This year, the fastest of the nearly 150 racers was Marco Dallago of Austria, a testament not only to speed and dexterity but to not falling.
But not every guy has the dexterity to do that, and some of these straps and clips can befuddle even veterans. 2.
So until smart machines acquire a human being’s level of benevolence and dexterity, those jobs are safe.
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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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