from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Dexterity; adroitness.

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

  • noun The quality of being dexterous; dexterity.

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  • noun The state or quality of being dexterous.


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  • A swift turning back of his prisoner's coat pinioned him, and then with dexterousness and in silence he proceeded to search.

    The Daffodil Mystery Edgar Wallace 1903

  • René set to work on his side, with his usual dexterousness.

    The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle 1889

  • If machinery is brought almost to the perfection of manual dexterousness, human beings attain the precision of machinery.

    East of Paris Sketches in the Gâtinais, Bourbonnais, and Champagne Matilda Betham-Edwards 1877

  • Miss Craydocke thought of the darns; her story cannot be told here; but she knew what it meant to have the darns of life fall to one's share, -- to have the filling up to do, with dexterousness and pains and sacrifice, of holes that other people make!

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. 1865


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