dextrous

[ dek-struh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF dextrous
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The plot, dextrous as the contrivance of it had been, was not destined to succeed.

Only by dextrous work could he save himself from being run down.

It surprised Sigurd to find an adversary so resolute and dextrous.

Priscilla did not notice her mother's dextrous changing of the subject.

He caught it on the second try, in those swift, dextrous tendrils.

With a dextrous stroke of the ax sever the head from the body.

Wright is a thorough logician, dextrous, transparent, straightforward.

I wrote last by a lady on the twenty-third, and she is so discreet and dextrous, that I make little doubt of its going right.

Its roof was lush with vegetation but by dextrous handling he set his helicopter down upon it.

One pumpkin came rolling directly down toward Addison; but by a dextrous kick he turned it aside.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, alternative spelling of dexterous; this version is more conformable to Latin but less common in English.

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