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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
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The prize-winning prodigy, who plays a 1679 Guarneri violin, promises to dazzle.
And the former comedy prodigy has matured into a savvy veteran.
In honor of his immense influence to music, the portly piano-playing prodigy was honored with an induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987.
Agnesi, who was born on this day in 1718, was a prodigy who found scope for her many talents in 1700s Milan, writes the American Physical Society.
To have 2014's Whiplash ready in time for Sundance, Chazelle helped teach Miles Teller, who starred as a jazz prodigy, how to play the drums in a matter of days before a manic nineteen-day shoot.
The country’s reigning Go player, Honinbo Jowa, took his seat across a board from a 25-year-old prodigy by the name of Akaboshi Intetsu.
There are a number of reasons why an 18-year-old rap prodigy with a growing legion of fans and the interest of everyone in the music industry might be getting such a late start.
Fats Domino, the piano-playing prodigy whose lightning-fast fingers crafted a rollicking sound blending rock with rhythm-and-blues, has died, the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in Louisiana said Wednesday.
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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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