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deft
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Babbitt
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  • In the presence of the slight dark reticence of Paul Riesling, he was awkward, he desired to be quiet and firm and deft.
  • She slid the length of the room; her tender shoulders swayed; her feet were deft as a weaver’s shuttle; she laughed, and enticed Babbitt to dance with her.
  • They did not gossip; they shuffled the thick greasy cards with a deft ferocity menacing to the "sports;" and Joe Paradise, king of guides, was sarcastic to loiterers who halted the game even to scratch.
  • I think we’re about on time," said the porter, folding towels and deftly tossing them up on the rack above the washbowls.

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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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