He didn't handle them with the adeptness of a Belt man, but he wasn't too awkward.
Some men are born with an adeptness for crime of a certain character.
Also his adeptness in dodging was called upon more and more.
His eye is always upon his neighbour's defects, and I never cease to marvel at its adeptness.
If so, the little trick had been done with deplorable spontaneity or adeptness of usage.
Lubimoff was astonished at the way this woman spoke in all seriousness of her present adeptness.
Yet deep in his nature was that obliquity, that adeptness at trickery, that facility in deceit, which made him the success he was.
An adeptness at discovering grievances has lately been one of the principal recommendations to public notice and popular applause.
She answered shortly enough, and the skimming of the milk was not done with the adeptness which she usually displayed.
And when night drew near and they made camp, what joy it was to hear her exclamations of wonder at his adeptness!