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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
The prize-winning prodigy, who plays a 1679 Guarneri violin, promises to dazzle.
Cori is the latest canine prodigy owned by Judy Fridono.
Valenzuela, a pudgy prodigy from Navojoa, Mexico, opened the season by going 8-0 in eight starts and working nine innings every time.
Only nine years old when the Rosetta Stone was discovered, Champollion was a prodigy of languages whom Joseph Courier, one of Napoleon’s savants, sought out.
The childless couple’s lives change when a musician of French Arab descent from East Jerusalem offers to carry their baby, giving birth to rival prodigies — one Jewish, one Arab — a conflict addressed through the power of music.
The Bucks’ rebuild was arcing upward behind malleable teenage prodigy Giannis Antetokounmpo and Stan Van Gundy was on his way to fix the Pistons.
The final two included Farmer and 10-year-old singing prodigy Angelica Hale.
Now, contrast that to a question my mother was asked, about two months after my child prodigy conversation.
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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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