expertness

[ noun, verb ek-spurt; adjective ek-spurt, ik-spurt ]SEE DEFINITION OF expertness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPERTNESS

Not a few of these stress his expertness as waiter in student dining-rooms.

In addition, he made much of his expertness in the distilling of water.

Their expertness in this 'accomplishment' is often remarkable.

By this arrangement you will reach your saddle with comfort and expertness.

And I always remembered his expertness in opening a way, for we were soon on hand.

It would have taken rapid motions, but the paddler had proved his expertness in that.

It was rich, with all the expertness of French cuisine behind it, and delicious.

They acted in concert with an expertness telling of lengthy experience.

He had always been famous for his expertness with this weapon.

I will give you credit for order, and expertness as a house-keeper.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French expert and directly from Latin expertus, past participle of experiri "to try, test" (see experience). The noun sense of "person wise through experience" existed 15c., reappeared 1825. Related: Expertly.

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