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Sample sentences for the GRE study word deft

deft can be used as a adj

1.Permit me." With a deft gesture, he rearranged it. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
2.In quick rage he sprang at the man, who met him halfway, grappled him close by the throat, and with a deft twist threw him over on his back. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
3.With a deft kick he sends it spinning to his crown and jauntyhatted skates in. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.This was not altogether pleasant for him, as he had nearly always to make a deft guess at the meaning and shout back a suitable answer in the face of a high wind. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.With her little deft hands she opened and shut her little red bag, took out a cushion, laid it on her knees, and carefully wrapping up her feet, settled herself comfortably. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
6.Greater vividness, deft impressionism, brevity that strikes instantly to a telling effect--all these an author may have without imitating any one's style but rather imitating excellence. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
7.In this way, having carefully removed the leg bands by deft circular motions of his arm following one another uninterruptedly, the man hung the leg bands up on some pegs fixed above his head. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.In cases where the correction of intricate modelling is desired and where it would be very difficult to alter a part accurately by a deft stroke of the brush, this method is useful to employ. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
9.The latter was conscious of something pleasant, comforting, and well rounded in these deft movements, in the man's well-ordered arrangements in his corner, and even in his very smell, and he looked at the man without taking his eyes from him. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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