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  • 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.
  • He picked his way deftly through all that minute vermin-like life and under the shadow of the gaunt spectral mansions in which the old nobility of Dublin had roystered.
  • She put the sleeping child deftly in his arms and said: "Here.

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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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