Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of adroit: most adroit.

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Examples

  • The doctor mauls our bodies; the parson starves our souls, but the lawyer must be the adroitest knave, for he has to ensnare our minds.

    Lorna Doone

  • All this, probably, would require time, as well as playacting of the adroitest character; yet he felt confident he could perform the drama.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • And so in this matter there are certain test facts which upset the adroitest statistical legerdemain.

    Peace Theories and the Balkan War

  • His knowledge was conveyed by suggestion, by the adroitest of hints and indirect approaches.

    Writer's Recollections

  • The stranger immediately engaged to play the part of a country parson; which, in fact, he accomplished in the adroitest manner, to the admiration of all; now admonishing, now telling stories, showing some weak points, yet never losing their respect.

    Chapter IX. Book II

  • The babu described in pantomime an imaginary human riding for his life, whom not even the adroitest police officer could recognize as

    The Winds of the World

  • Where everybody lives in a glass-house the victory is to him who throws the adroitest stone.

    Lin McLean

  • His first distinct sensation was a vague wonder what Barbara might be intending to give him for dinner, for, oddly enough, he felt far from hungry, and was conscious that his palate would require the adroitest witching.

    Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers

  • The worthy nomarch brought the choicest wines from his cellars; from the three neighboring provinces came the most beautiful dancers, the most famous musicians, the adroitest of jugglers.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt

  • They answer what, with adroitest simulation and casuistry, they can: of which a poor Legislative knows not what to make.

    The French Revolution

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