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Examples of prodigy in a Sentence
a new drug that is being hailed as the latest prodigy of the medical world
Recent Examples of prodigy from the Web
As a child prodigy and pioneering black sportsman, Mr Abdul-Jabbar witnessed many cycles of racial progress and setback.
But in this profile of tennis prodigy Nick Kyrgios, Thomas shatters those conventions to explore the quirky and complicated relationship Kyrgios has with achievement.
Growing up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Johnson, 31, was a grade school musical prodigy who began writing songs in middle school and went to college to study music, but swerved into pre-law as a back-up.
Lucky accident or artistic prodigy, acknowledging that young kids aren’t as intent on producing a realistic rendering helps demonstrate what the drawing experience means to them.
What if these guys simply cannot grok the notion that the POTUS and his advisers are not furtive prodigies?
Bardeen, the son of the University of Wisconsin's first medical school dean, was a prodigy.
Nonetheless, the Bengals game was a winner for Pace’s prodigies.
This prodigy is not like others in world and sports history, from Ludwig van Beethoven to Todd Marinovich.
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Did You Know?
Is a prodigy a genius or a monster - or both? Nowadays, it's the talent that shines through, but back in the 15th century the word's meaning was more strongly influenced by that of its Latin ancestor, prodigium, meaning "omen" or "monster." Back then, a prodigy could be any strange or weird thing that might be an omen of things to come. Even in modern English, the word sometimes refers to an extraordinary deed or accomplishment. P.G. Wodehouse used that sense when he described how a character named Pongo Twistleton was "performing prodigies with the [billiard] cue."
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