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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
On the Lollapalooza lineup for 2018, Supa is one of the highest billed among the roughly dozen locals, below drill king G Herbo, rap prodigy Taylor Bennett, and indie-pop magician Knox Fortune.
Tapping his foot to his own beat in a red bow tie, this jubilant prodigy has charmed a ton of people far and wide.
Now, the 17-year-old prodigy is set to graduate from the women's college at MBU with a 4.0 GPA, a major in Applied Mathematics and minors in both Chemistry and Physics.
Kelly / April 21 The 25-year-old child prodigy turned bandleader, who grew up in Brookline, brings her high-energy saxophone act to City Winery in Boston.
Don’t be surprised if Lucy Li, the 15-year-old prodigy from Redwood City, lands a sponsor exemption.
The musical prodigy has also played at the Apollo Theater multiple times—to great success.
Tupac assures Biggie that these guys will take them to the top of music supremacy but the divide between the young rap prodigies begins to widen.
Music for the prodigies and the rest of us Sunday’s memorial, which included performances of Capanna’s own compositions, was a chance for colleagues to thank him.
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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."
PRODIGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prodigy for English Language Learners
: a young person who is unusually talented in some way
PRODIGY Defined for Kids
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