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And the tea-party, under Gino's adroit management, receded ever and ever before her.

These were adroit, and posed as her friends while plotting the ruin of both.

I am trailing two of the most adroit villains that ever committed crime.

Naturally the variations are sheer Barrie and of the most adroit.

The brand had been changed by an adroit touch or two of a running-iron.

Lady Constance was a distinguished beauty of two seasons; fresh, but adroit.

But the adroit clown excelled in the art of receiving affronts.

Henry was as adroit and as shameless a financier as his predecessor.

The art of adroit suggestion is one of the great arts of politics.

But the Free State party were not only resolute, but adroit.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "dexterous," originally "rightly," from French adroit, from phrase à droit "according to right," from Old French à "to" (see ad-) + droit "right," from Late Latin directum "right, justice," accusative of Latin directus "straight" (see direct (v.)). Related: Adroitly; adroitness.

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