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Word: prowess

Definition: extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle

Sentences Containing 'prowess'

Al-Wahrani wrote that Saladin was selected because of the reputation of his family in their "generosity and military prowess."
All four musicians are extraordinarily talented, but each adds his own instrumental prowess without hogging the spotlight.
Almost invincible during sprints, he mixed a great prowess at freekicks with an astonishing finishing skill.
As a child, her prowess at the game of baseball led her friends to nickname her Casey (after the famous poem "Casey at the Bat").
Bilas said about Balbay, Doğuş was not drafted in the 2011 NBA Draft and was linked with various European teams, including his native Fenerbahçe. His strength, versality, defensive prowess and speed is said to resemble Fenerbahçe Ülker and national player Ömer Onan.
Both styles require a high level of technical prowess and virtuosity to simulate; however, despite their similarities, the two styles are distinctly apart from one another.
Choirs practice assiduously to show off their prowess before their rivals.
Come before me; I am a single knight who would fain prove thy prowess hand to hand, and make thee yield thy life a penalty for the wrong thou dost to the valiant Pentapolin Garamanta."
Croaking provides a reliable sign of body size and hence of prowess.
Disapproval of cherry picking stems from the fact that the cherry picker is not playing the "complete" game and accumulates statistics for points scored that exaggerate the player's prowess.
For every season of play in the SRFU, Regina would win the league championship, exerting their prowess over teams from Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and any other clubs in Saskatchewan.
Former Guardian sports writer Steve Claridge lauded Ayling for his "reading of the game, communications skills, organisation skills, aerial prowess, two footedness and use of the ball" in his scouting reports column.
Having done this, he directed one of the ladies to gird on his sword, which she did with great self-possession and gravity, and not a little was required to prevent a burst of laughter at each stage of the ceremony; but what they had already seen of the novice knight's prowess kept their laughter within bounds.
He and his dance orchestra entered an orchestra competition in Borlänge in 1937, Charlie’s prowess as a pianist was recognized and he was invited to join "Sven Fors's dance band Estonians".
He demonstrates a high prowess in karate easily beating up a bully and smashing through a set of tiles.
He has become renowned for his vocal prowess, and his voice compares favorably with that of any of his home region's best male singers.
He took photographs for the film and documented the trip through his photographic prowess.
He was best known for his cricketing prowess as a right-hand batsman and medium-pace bowler.
Hernandez plays on the cutting edge of today's music with technical prowess and versatility.
His fellow student, historian Andrew Roberts, remembers Tomlinson as "a bright and charming undergraduate, popular with the boys for his drinking and sporting prowess, and with the girls for his dark good looks."
His fighting prowess probably helped establish Quamichan as the largest and wealthiest of the Cowichan villages.
However, he did have some batting prowess.
I will tell you of my prowess and exploits, and what I can perform.
In August 1893's “Big Game Disappearing in the West ,” Roosevelt boasts of his prowess as a hunter, and describes a series of potential American hunting experiences in vivid detail.
In the end, he is ultimately successful, achieving much greater martial prowess than many had believed possible.
It occurred to him that he had not been dubbed a knight, and that according to the law of chivalry he neither could nor ought to bear arms against any knight; and that even if he had been, still he ought, as a novice knight, to wear white armour, without a device upon the shield until by his prowess he had earned one.
Metzinger, with his mathematical education and prowess had realized this relation early on.
Named for the character's gimmick for military strategy and prowess with small arms, stories involving the character often include historic military references and themes.
Near the end of that season, impressed by Coach Nix’s coaching prowess, Head Coach Steve Spurrier promoted him to sole defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
On the other, until his 50s, he was not hesitant to take advantage of his prowess as a dancer, and even occasionally took on roles that called for some singing, although by all accounts (including his own) this was not his forte.
Ortiz displayed more pitching prowess in helping Atlanta to another division title while collecting a 15–9 record, with a slightly inflated 4.19 ERA.
Other scholars have suggested that the frequency with which the document was copied, coupled with its complexity, could likely make it a text that was used to test the prowess of young scribes completing their training in the House of Life.
Papoose confirms that the hype around his lyrical prowess was real. However, the album isn’t without its faults.
Position players are rated for a variety of measures of batting, baserunning, and fielding prowess.
The de Courtenays were natural King's or Privy Counsellors due to their martial prowess.
The name "Te Kaha" is Māori, meaning 'fighting prowess' or 'strength' (for further information on this term, see Kaha).
The Spanish newspaper "La Vanguardia" praised Maazel by stating "the maestro knows a lot of music and he shows it, just as he shows his prowess in orchestral and vocal work."
The technique might have contributed to Randolph's later defensive prowess, as he has been known to hustle back after turnovers for defensive stops in his professional career.
The tone here is one of arrogance; the quip "inferiority of his peers" shows Charlie's belief in his own prowess.
They may have been status symbols of prowess in hunting or war, possibly mounted as decorations on functional bracers.
They receive high praise for the virile strength and prowess they have shown in battle, such as Dehewaint, a "strong pillar of warriors".
Volstagg's battle prowess is somewhat limited by his advanced age and tremendous girth.
Webster calls the symphony "a splendidly ostentatious work, displaying the prowess of the horn players to maximum effect in all four movements."
What they "do" attest to is his philosophical prowess and his clarity of thought.
Who was he that did not know that knights-errant are independent of all jurisdictions, that their law is their sword, their charter their prowess, and their edicts their will?
With the help of the Blue charioteers faction, the Patriarch Kallinikos, and his own military prowess, Leontios soon deposed Justinian and seized the throne himself.
Yoruichi has lived up to her former position as a captain and Commander in Chief of the Secret Mobile Corps due to her prowess throughout the series including when she immobilized Espada Yammy Riyalgo bare-handed.
Zumbi became known for his physical prowess and cunningness in battle and he was a respected military strategist by the time he was in his early twenties.
`Now is the time, Mudjikewis,'said he,`to show your prowess.
``And then, my good fellow, use your daggers in any way you please, and I further promise you to be there as a spectator of your prowess.''

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