Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a skilful manner.
  • With nice art; cleverly; adroitly; dexterously.

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  • adverb With skill; in a skilful way.

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

  • adverb with skill

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Time-Torn Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

  • 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.

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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.

    The Time-Torn Specialist Community Public Health Nurse

  • 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.

    The Enchanted April

  • 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

    Plain Tales from the Hills

  • 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. "

    Aunt Judith The Story of a Loving Life

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • Any cuts which are made to university research funding should be skilfully managed to minimise the negative impact on business investment.

    Science funding cuts: We won't fill the gaps, say firms and charities

  • 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.

    Britain's best film directors show some early promise

  • 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.

    Think Progress » Lieberman Gets A Chuckle Out Of Peddling Far-Right Nuke Myth

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