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  • Tonight deftly amid wild drink and talk, to pierce the polished mail of his mind.
  • Martin Cunningham, first, poked his silkhatted head into the creaking carriage and, entering deftly, seated himself.
  • Mr Bloom put on his hat and saw the portly figure make its way deftly through the maze of graves.
  • Slipping his words deftly into the pauses of the clanking he drew swiftly on the scarred woodwork.
  • He sank two lumps of sugar deftly longwise through the whipped cream.
  • ZOE: (Catches a stray hair deftly and twists it to her coil) No bloody fear.
  • With a deft kick he sends it spinning to his crown and jauntyhatted skates in.
  • Virag reaches the door in two ungainly stilthops, his tail cocked, and deftly claps sideways on the wall a pusyellow flybill, butting it with his head.

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  • I can deft the bosses as long as they deb us.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • He felt his stomach clench as he realized how deftly Isabelle had deflected his questions and distracted him with kissing, and he felt stupid.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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