Deftly he propelled him down the aisle toward the other man.
They played again, and this time Ender was deft enough to pull off a few maneuvers that the boy had obviously never seen before.
Holos of clean wars of the fleet, ships turning into puffs of light as the spacecraft killed each other deftly in the deep night.
She shoved off, spinning deliberately; with a few deft hand moves she steadied herself, and began aiming carefully at ball after ball.
They had become quite deft at sifting accurate information out of the stories of the hopelessly ignorant, gullible news writers.
Now that he’d got quite deft at maneuvering without one, here it was.
She crawled onto the boat, not as deftly as Ender.
Dink, who deftly carried out instructions but was slow to improvise; Bean, who couldn’t control large groups of ships effectively but could use only a few like a scalpel, reacting beautifully to anything the computer threw at him; Alai, who was almost as good a strategist as Ender and could be entrusted to do well with half a fleet and only vague instructions.
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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.