Definitions

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  • adv. In a skillful manner; with skill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with skill

Etymologies

skillful +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Rose once again skillfully blends past and present with a new set of absorbing characters in a fascinating historical locale for this gripping second in a series.

    The Memorist by M. J. Rose: Book summary

  • Goldstein skillfully demonstrated his talent for locating humour in the gap between the familiar and the alien.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Stott again skillfully combines an intriguing love story, complex scientific concepts, and a beautifully realized historical setting … Riveting on all fronts, from its suspenseful plot to its elegant presentation of evolutionary theory.

    The Coral Thief: Summary and book reviews of The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott.

  • Brownstein skillfully and convincingly recounts the process by which the conservative movement gained control of the Republican Party and its Congressional delegation.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Folks with ancient roots in such torpid if beautiful places as Savannah and Mobile know that insanity practiced skillfully is a local art form to be treasured, not despised.

    Silliness about Latinos

  • Laskin skillfully weaves together a clear report and explanation of the meteorological event (the word "blizzard," by the way, originated on the Plains) with harrowing accounts of slow death, loss, and survival — which contain the usual mixture of heroism and cowardice, altruism and selfishness, fecklessness and pluck.

    Cheap at $13,000

  • Rankin skillfully juggles all the plot lines, tying them together in a logical and satisfying conclusion.

    Resurrection Men: Summary and book reviews of Resurrection Men by Ian Rankin.

  • Here in Canada you profited long and skillfully from the fact that London had learned that lesson.

    Union Or Harmony

  • I had seen it in the 1968 presidential campaign, when George Wallace exploited latent racism so skillfully to damage Humphrey.

    The Good Fight

  • By declaring publicly that he would send only humanitarian aid to the troops and no reinforcements or weapons and ammunition, he skillfully shifted the onus to President Davis.

    Between War and Peace

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