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  • Angus seemed appallingly at home, and he waltzed off with the prettiest girl, sliding, swinging, deft.
  • Gosh, it’s fierce I had to miss the select pleasures of an evening with Anxious Duer and associated highboys, and merely play a low game of poker—in which Father deftly removed the sum of six simolea, point ten, from the fore-gathered bums and yahoos.
  • While this larger campaign thundered, there was proceeding in Nautilus a smaller and much defter campaign, to re-elect as mayor one Mr. Pugh, Pickerbaugh’s loving chief.
  • The Institute deftly provided all the material and facilities he could desire—animals, incubators, glassware, cultures, media—and he had a thoroughly trained technician—"garcon" they called him at the Institute.

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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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