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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 Bundesliga is renowned for being the best league in the world for nurturing young talents and English prodigies are starting to realise that to the benefit of their own development and the national team.
Walton, coaching the defending NBA champions, led the Warriors to an NBA-record 24-0 start and was hailed as a coaching prodigy.
But in the end, the film isn't about a child prodigy who's good at poetry.
The legacy: Born Antoine Dominique Domino Jr., in 1928, the portly piano prodigy from the Lower 9th Ward would be among the first nominees inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as the legendary Fats Domino.
Watson — an elite 6-foot-4 sophomore — was labeled a prodigy by some at an early age.
Getting back to history: Audubon's worldwide fame overlapped the spectacular rise of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, a piano prodigy from Louisiana whose debut in Paris was praised by both Chopin and Berlioz.
The young prodigy's skills proved enough to win the competition, earning the young guitarist a trophy and a brush with national fame.
Headed into the 2018 Winter Olympics, the downhill prodigy is on a hot streak, perfectly positioned to sweep up more than a few gold medals.
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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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