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Word: knack

Definition: special talent; art


Sentences Containing 'knack'

A commentator even blamed his "uncanny knack of predicting the demise of his key enemies" for making a lot of Hindu enemies.
After over 100 games at Rotherham his knack for promotions was spotted by then Reading manager Alan Pardew who at first, took Watson on loan before signing him permanently in March 2002 for £150,000 – where he promptly repeated the trick, guiding the Royals to promotion from League One, in his now customary second place.
Between the two Beatles films, Lester directed the first of several quintessential 'swinging' films, the sex comedy "The Knack …and How to Get It", which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. "Petulia" (also with a score by John Barry), as well as the darkly surreal anti-war movie "How I Won the War" co-starring John Lennon, which he referred to as an "anti-anti-war movie"; Lester noted that anti-war movies still took the concept of war seriously, contrasting "bad" war crimes with wars fought for "good" causes like the liberation from Nazism or, at that time, Communism, whereas he set out to deconstruct it to show war as "fundamentally" opposed to humanity.
Blessed with technique and vision, Koo "has an uncanny ability to find the back of the net, often displaying a knack to charge into the opposition penalty box unsighted."
Born with a knack for remembering the birthdate of nearly everyone she has ever met, (which later developed as a photographic memory of the details in every astrological chart she has ever seen), Ackerman’s interest in astrology began in her early teens.
By 1941, when Capra directed Riskin's "Meet John Doe", the screenwriter had tired of Capra's knack for taking credit for Riskin's work.
Crosby also served as the Buffaloes' kickoff specialist, where his knack for forcing touchbacks after touchdowns made him a fan favorite.
Following her successful Atlantic crossing in 1997, Meek entered the after dinner speaking circuit, where she discovered she had a knack for public speaking.
Hanspeter Born has argued that Greene's attack on the "upstart Crow" was provoked because, in his view, Shakespeare may have rewritten parts of Greene's play "A Knack to Know a Knave".However, considering that Thomas Nashe is “by far the stronger suspect” for having written the passage regarding the “upstart Crow”, Katherine Duncan-Jones points to instances in which Nashe may have had reason to be provoked.
He became an influential person in Harkin’s career as he saw him develop his knack for clear, concise journalism.
He has always been an idol of Roma's supporters, mainly because he has had a knack for performing well in the Rome derby against S.S. Lazio, scoring a brace in his first derby in 1999, and four goals in a 5–1 win on 10 March 2002.
He wasn't a baseball expert, but had a knack for conveying what he saw in great detail, and with great enthusiasm.
In the middle of those activities, Becker found his true calling, spun in large part off his knack for entertaining his own three children with his vocal and comic versatility.
New schemes will do so, of course, and every new one has a knack of looking better than your original one.
On his morning and (later) afternoon children's programs, Becker created such characters as double-talking disc jockey Hambone, addled but brilliant Big Professor (who claimed to know the answer to every question in the world), rumpled Hispanic kid's show host K. Lastima, incompetent mad-scientist Dr. Gesundheit, and — showing a remarkable knack for silent comedy — simple-minded Norton Nork, whose routines of earnest bumbling were joined only by musical accompaniment and a droll Becker narration that ended, invariably, with, "That's my boy, Norton Nork — you've done it again!"
Reviewing for "Wind and Wire Magazine", Michael Debbage writes, "The magical world of movies has a knack for exploring sequels.
Though not initially important players in the operation, Freamon proved a quietly capable and methodical investigator with a knack for noticing tiny but important details, and Prez turned out to be a natural at following paper trails and his persistence when dealing with seemingly unbreakable codes paid off eventually.
Tony O'Reilly has exploited an enviable knack of targeting the right geographical zones with an uncanny anticipation of future trends."" While Denis O'Brien is often newsworthy the Sunday Independent has paid particular attention to him when his business activities conflicted with Independent News Media.

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