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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The quality or state of being skillful or adroit in the use of hands or body.

Usage examples (4)
  • René set to work on his side, with his usual dexterousness.
  • If machinery is brought almost to the perfection of manual dexterousness, human beings attain the precision of machinery.
  • A swift turning back of his prisoner's coat pinioned him, and then with dexterousness and in silence he proceeded to search.
  • Miss Craydocke thought of the darns; her story cannot be told here; but she knew what it meant to have the darns of life fall to one's share, -- to have the filling up to do,... for more
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