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Word: adept

Definition: expert at; very skilled


Sentences Containing 'adept'

(The more musically adept members of the audience would have recognised the distinctive sound of a violin's open string, and would have observed that this fell on the keynote of work (E-flat), and would have therefore realised that Paganini had re-tuned his violin.)
A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued,``Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing.''
A. O. Scott identifies the script's precise use of force and adept use of language, including a memorable line created by Fletcher for the adaptation: a "risky, remarkable film adaptation, written by Geoffrey Fletcher, the facts of Precious's life are also laid out with unsparing force (though not in overly graphic detail).
Also others remarked that Google touted the EBookStore as "open", but that it was still using Adobe's Adept eBooks Digital rights management.
As a former captain, he is also adept in using high-level Kidō and uses a sharp tactical style of combat.
By the next season, Russell had grown to six-foot-three and 185 pounds, had received his first recruiting letters and was becoming more adept with the playbook.
Dancers must become adept at abhinaya (expression) and learn to masterfully portray the concept of 'Ardhanariswara' (the embodiment of the masculine and feminine) in their dance.
Described as "a sound tackler who played well within himself" who was "adept at feeding the wingmen", his transfer to Kettering in September 1901 was "much regretted" in his home town.
Due to his electrical engineering background, it soon become apparent that Gunpei was quite adept at developing electronic toys.
Gurney proved adept particularly in Twenty 20 matches, taking 23 victims during Leicestershire's title winning campaign, although he missed out on Finals Day due to injury.
He also proved adept at westerns, editing "Powder River" (1953), "Three Young Texans", "The Gambler from Natchez" (both 1954), "Stranger on Horseback" (1955), "Mohawk" (1956) and "The Lonely Man" (1957).
He is adept at pick and roll play, which coupled with the excellent three-point shooting accuracy for a player of his position, makes him a scoring threat from all distances.
He is also usually an adept, if often unwilling, leader of fighters and has strategic and tactical abilities.
He was adept at deception operations and tradecraft and was a skilled propagandist. He also practiced sound operational security.
He was also adept as a furniture designer and inventor, and made numerous items including a toaster.
He was chiefly tasked with organizing crusades against the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and became quite adept at it.
He was particularly adept at reaching young people and preached frequently at summer camps.
In 1989, Grilley met Hiroshi Motoyama, a Japanese scholar and yoga adept, who was researching the physiology of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In this role she was adept as organiser, researcher, librarian, and speaker at Club meetings, as well as leading numerous field excursions, both within the district and further, such as the Flinders Ranges.
It is of some interest that the name of the diplomatically adept deacon of Gregory of Tours in 590 was also an Agilulf.
Known as an architect adept at any design technique, Jones is credited with introducing Shingle Style architecture to Minneapolis.
McBride primarily plays upright bass, but is equally adept on the electric bass.
Noticing the very high standard of competition within a short time of the event starting, Hemery created his own training regime, becoming adept at the gymnasium tests and canoeing and propelling himself into national fame.
On August 30, 1950, a written order by a senior intelligence officer in the South Korean Navy instructed Jeju's police to ""execute all those in groups C and D by firing squad no later than September 6."" In March 1950, North Korea sent thousands of armed insurgents to resuscitate the guerrilla fighting on Jeju, but by this time the South Korean Army had become particularly adept at counterinsurgency and squashed the new insurgency in only a few weeks.
Overuse of her magical powers can deplete them to the point that further use of them starts to put a considerable strain on her physical well-being: as with other magical users, the only way to restore her waning powers is an extended period of rest. Even if not as adept as Madame Xanadu, Zatanna has proven herself able to call upon tarot reading for insight or divination.
Per its agreement with the Navy, the Army continued to train Engineer Amphibian Brigades, for while the Marine Corps was adept at the initial waves of amphibious assaults, the Marine Corps had yet to create an effective doctrine concerning subsequent support waves.
Romeo, for example, grows more adept at the sonnet over the course of the play.
She became adept at hunting and wilderness survival techniques.
Snoop is shown a year later as an adept enforcer and significantly recognized as part of the trusted inner circle of Marlo.
The 2001–02 season is also notable for Kinnear creating the nucleus of the successful Luton team of future years: centre-back Chris Coyne, midfielders Kevin Nicholls and Ahmet Brković, and striker Steve Howard would all go on to prove themselves as fully adept at playing at a higher level for the club.
The 9F also proved its worth as a passenger locomotive, adept at fast running despite its small driving wheels, and for a time was a frequent sight on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, where its power and high proportion of adhesive weight were well suited to coping with the 1 in 50 ruling gradient on the Bath extension.
The Conjoiners in particular, being one of the only factions to have been relatively unaffected by the Plague, were adept at dealing with its various strains.
The general's purportedly-popular following, moreover, was suspect. He seemed much more comfortable and adept at high-level political maneuvering than grassroots organization.
The Japanese Samurai warriors were also adept with the Wodao.
The Kondha are adept land dwellers exhibiting greater adaptability to the forest environment.
The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric (adept) art in Buddhism with flying powers; initially a small Gompa was established by him after he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site.
There is also a concern that, in aviation, the female body is not as adept at handling the increased g-forces experienced by combat pilots.
These Gothic romances are not be despised but they are so different in kind from the story of strict detection that it is unlikely for anyone to be adept in both.
This turtle is an adept bottom feeder, preying on terrestrial and aquatic insects, macroinvertebrates, crustaceans, algae, aquatic snails, worms, freshwater sponges and aquatic plants such as ribbon weed ("Vallisneria" sp.).
Xuanzong himself admitted after the An Lushan Rebellion broke out (when Li had died) that Li was most adept at removing political rivals and being jealous of any potential challengers, a factor which resulted in the Tang administration lacking seriously competent officials during the Tianbao era.
``Your friend performs delightfully,''he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group;``and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr. Darcy.''

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