swords·​man·​ship | \ ˈsȯrdz-mən-ˌship How to pronounce swordsmanship (audio) \

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Examples of swordsmanship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Black Knight is memorable for refusing to let his inept swordsmanship get in the way of his claims of victory. Clarence Page, chicagotribune.com, 25 Nov. 2020 In the forthcoming Phase Four film, Nanjiani will play Sunen, a godlike superhero with expert-level swordsmanship. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 17 Jan. 2020 The performances feature a variety of traditional Japanese art forms, including dance, drumming, calligraphy, ink painting and swordsmanship. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, 17 May 2018 But there is no resting on your swordsmanship so close to an opening. Ruthe Stein, SFChronicle.com, 8 June 2018 For members of this virtual-ninja community, the answer resides in similar processes to those cited in 17th-century Zen texts on swordsmanship, such as Takuan Sōhō’s The Unfettered Mind or Miyamoto Musashi’s The Book of Five Rings. Chris Goto-jones, The Atlantic, 27 Mar. 2018 The violence is often numbing, and the translations — the movie is subtitled — are sometimes as deadly as the swordsmanship. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, 1 Nov. 2017

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Swordsmanship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swordsmanship. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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