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- adv. With skill; in a skilful way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a skilful manner.
- With nice art; cleverly; adroitly; dexterously.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with skill
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There was a detailed and interesting look at Thomas Hardy's early life and that of his family and Claire Tomalin skilfully traced many of Hardy's attributes back to his parents and grandparents.
Meanwhile Lady Caroline was all and more than all Mr. Wilkins had imagined, and had received his speeches, worked in skilfully between the courses, graciously; Mrs. Fisher was the exact old lady he had been hoping to come across all his professional life; and Lotty had not only immensely improved, but was obviously au mieux – Mr. Wilkins knew what was necessary in French – with Lady Caroline.
He drew up his terms skilfully, and every one saw that the bracelet was a gift to Miss Beighton; the acceptance carrying with it the hand and the heart of Commissioner
People are so credulous in this world, it is wonderful what a word skilfully thrown in will do, and how very easily it is credited; but I must be careful, and lay my plans with the greatest caution. "
The court heard Howe's limbs had been "skilfully" removed and one witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told how Marshall claimed he had cut bodies up for the "Adams family", a London gang.
Any cuts which are made to university research funding should be skilfully managed to minimise the negative impact on business investment.
In her eloquent, skilfully organised documentary, young men and women in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland talk about their Asian heritage and their roles in a multicultural Britain.
Instead, she can operate the mouse like a teenager while skilfully moving from one educational game to another, and carrying out a Google search is a doddle.
There are some views that, when said in an email, reveal something awful about the writer, no matter how skilfully or privately they are expressed.
He skilfully contrasts China's huge number of well-qualified managers, specialists and technocrats to the moribund Ba'ath regional leadership and its paucity of postgraduates.