Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a dexterous manner; skillfully.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adverb with dexterity; in a dexterous manner

Etymologies

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dexterous +‎ -ly

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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