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Word: deft

Definition: neat; skillful

Sentences Containing 'deft'

"Entertainment Weekly" put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "The deft writing—which used the cop-genre format to give shape to creator David Simon's scathing social critiques—was matched by one of the deepest benches of acting talent in TV history."
"The New Indian Express" wrote: "A sensitively crafted screenplay, deft narration, stunning vignettes and montages, and a brilliant performance by the lead pair, makes "Mayakkam Enna" a fascinating watch".
For the pugilist, footwork is to be deft and simplistic, allowing the fighter to move in and out of striking range as quickly as possible.
He was the editor of "Marxbadi Path" the theoretical quarterly in Bengal. He hailed from a village in Nadia District of West Bengal. He was known to be a deft strategist of the party.
His most recent work is "The Lords of Strategy", which The Wall Street Journal has described as a "clear, deft and cogent" history of the management consulting industry.
In cases where the correction of intricate modelling is desired and where it would be very difficult to alter a part accurately by a deft stroke of the brush, this method is useful to employ.
Its variety style made many demands on its performers, requiring "a young deft man trained in physical culture, trained in the striking word, in the cheerful, bold and hard-hitting song and couplet, in the contemporary rhythm of the grotesque and simplistic," its magazine explained.
She added that "[Beyoncé’s] vocals - as deft and accurate as ever - convey none of the giddy rush that the lyrics describe."
The Los Angeles Times noted Basil's 'deft editing transformed an ordinary ping pong match between Gray Stockwell (both noted American actors) into an energetic dance routine.
This is how the Steadicam stays upright, by simply making the bottom slightly heavier than the top, pivoting at the gimbal. This leaves the center of gravity of the whole rig, however heavy it may be, exactly at the operator's fingertip, allowing deft and finite control of the whole system with the lightest of touches on the gimbal. The skill of the operator is to keep the desired framing and composition by feathering his or her touch on the gimbal, while the rig and operator is in motion, and, indeed, when still.
Try always to do as much as possible with one stroke of the brush; paint has a vitality when the touches are deft, that much handling and continual touching kills.

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