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Ender's Game
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  • 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.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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