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  • adv. In a dexterous manner; skillfully; with precision; carefully.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a dexterous manner; skillfully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With dexterity; expertly; skilfully; artfully; adroitly.

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

  • adv. with dexterity; in a dexterous manner


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dexterous +‎ -ly


  • Troy threw the coin dexterously across the front plot and over the fence towards Gabriel, who shunned it in its fall, his face turning to an angry red.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • I could also hide my skill very dexterously, which is generally found a work of great difficulty, and judiciously winning or losing, I contrived to make it answer my purpose, -- until one day, going to a table which I was very much in the practice of frequenting, and where no one was then engaged, I was invited by a stranger to play.

    The Gaming Table : Its Votaries and Victims : Vol. 2

  • And riding swiftly on horses and managing them 'dexterously' the princes began to hit marks with shafts engraved with their respective names.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • Some of these tools: the ambition, the fixation on data, the subsequent doubt about what to do with that data taken on dexterously by Justin McGuirk, and the photographs.

    Todd Reisz: Making Sense of the City

  • She waited till they had crossed Constitution with the rest of the crowd, watching the bumblebee bicyclist surge ahead, weaving his way dexterously through pedestrians, disappearing down 17th, her face tight and closed.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • This dexterously twisty episode shifts the focus from Patrick Jane (played to a Peck's-Bad-Boy, charm-personified turn by Simon Baker) to Robin Tunney's Teresa Lisbon.

    'The Mentalist' looks masterful in its second season on CBS

  • He dexterously maneuvered around the cases and started rifling through the furs, black jeans, boots, and colorful scarves I had brought for my first trip to the Olympics.

    Welcome to My World

  • "Bomber Country," the first book from the young British critic Daniel Swift, is best read as two books, dexterously and intelligently intertwined.

    Review of "Bomber Country," by Daniel Swift

  • I was surprised, considering the fierce struggle in the forecastle, at the superficiality of his hurts, and I pride myself that I dressed them dexterously.

    Chapter 15

  • Although the play, dexterously directed by Michael Grandage, at times falls back on some shopworn declarations about an artist's intentions, Molina's conjuring of Rothko's bullying and bravado makes for a riveting 90 minutes.

    What's in the running for this year's Tony Awards


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