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  • Their defensive prowess helped them win the Super Bowl.
  • They soon began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in strength and prowess.
    Aesop  --  The Man and the Lion
  • His prowess from behind the three point line is unmatched.
  • Hers was the average woman’s pride, but in the matter of man-conquering prowess she was not unduly conceited.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon

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  • It had never fully occurred to Jean Louise that she was a girl: her life had been one of reckless, pummeling activity; fighting, football, climbing, keeping up with Jem, and besting anyone her own age in any contest requiring physical prowess.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She left screaming insults about me, my sexual prowess, my ego.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Addison: much more befitting an animal of my intellectual prowess, I think.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • His unique skill, coupled with the prowess he’d honed during the war as a hunter of hollows, ma de him too valuable.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Because fire is the most common form of energy, and without energy, our prowess as sympathists is of little use.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Computers were the height of our technological prowess, and now we’re using them as latrine walls, thanks to the angels.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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  • Only you are suitable for a man of Perrington’s prowess.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • But a deer was far beyond his prowess as a hunter.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • His safecracking prowess had earned him Schindler’s respect.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Molly couldn’t care less about Jack’s prowess on the soccer field, but smart she respects.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • The other teams in the Explorer class brought a wealth of engineering prowess to the sampling problem.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • As soon as you face a man of true prowess, your confidence crumbles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Coach continued, "Since the dawn of time, women have been attracted to mates with strong survival skills—like intelligence and physical prowess—because men with these qualities are more likely to bring home dinner at the end of the day."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • This sally was greeted with gales of laughter and a number of even cruder remarks regarding Jamie’s prowess.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Other than for his physical prowess, I still wondered why they all held such reverence for him.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • The COs soon learned of the squadron’s prowess; angry farmers came calling after the 372.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • To crown it all he had taken two titles and had shown incredible prowess in two inter-tribal wars.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • We have heard of your prowess.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Their prowess in battle was unmatched, for each had the strength of ten men.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • And then, my good fellow, use your daggers in any way you please, and I further promise you to be there as a spectator of your prowess.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • When one young man took the ball the length of the field, dancing and dribbling through a succession of defenders before tapping in a shot, he looked toward Luma for acknowledgment of his prowess.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Jem said Mr. Avery misfigured, Dill said he must drink a gallon a day, and the ensuing contest to determine relative distances and respective prowess only made me feel left out again, as I was untalented in this area.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He strolled about and talked with them, and the biggest of them told tales of their prowess, while those who were weaker, or younger and inexperienced, gathered round and listened in admiring silence.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • He had imagined peoples secure in the shadow of his eagle-eyed prowess.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • A person whose goodness consists rather in his guiltlessness of vice, than in his prowess in virtue.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • As for his prowess at Waterloo, the reader is already acquainted with that.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Your prowess in combat will be beyond any mortal’s, but your weaknesses, your failings will increase as well.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Mine was simple: a "KK" with a circle around it, standing for Kid Kupid, an alter ego I assumed to advertise my largely imaginary prowess with the young ladies.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • My father, utterly thrilled by Jim’s gridiron prowess, was elected as president of the Big Creek Football Fathers’ Association.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Among the Alyssians, one particular soldier was making a name for himself with his growing military prowess and suicidal bravery.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • At the same time he laid his finger significantly on another similar weapon, both being the fruits of his prowess among their enemies during the evening.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • You’d have us note the prowess that is in you, and so clearly, no man of sense would ever cry it down!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But it is false in the way that telling the story of Bill Gates without mentioning the computer at Lakeside is false, or accounting for Asian math prowess without going back to the rice paddies is false.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He went about in it with greater confidence, with a feeling of prowess that had not been his in the days before the battle with the lynx.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • That is what distinguishes the man so to me, aside from his military prowess, of course.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • ’I am glad to see the result of your prowess, my boy,’ said I; ’but I cannot approve of deceit, even as a joke; stick to the truth in jest and earnest.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He managed to make a fly zoom straight into his hand, though he wasn’t entirely sure that was his prowess at Summoning Charms — perhaps the fly was just stupid.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • By evening Perrault secured another dog, an old husky, long and lean and gaunt, with a battle-scarred face and a single eye which flashed a warning of prowess that commanded respect.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • You have more prowess, for a goddess bore you; his power over men surpasses yours.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • And this lad needs greater respect for my prowess.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier’s debt: He only liv’d but till he was a man; The which no sooner had his prowess confirm’d In the unshrinking station where he fought, But like a man he died.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Although she had no doubts about her prowess as a midwife, the nature of her work meant that toilets didn’t get cleaned on a regular basis; that dust bunnies bloomed beneath the furniture.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • His prowess on the ping-pong table was legendary, and Appleby won every game he started until the night Orr got tipsy on gin and juice and smashed open Appleby’s forehead with his paddle after Appleby had smashed back each of Orr’s first five serves.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • My hope is that if we inundate cities like Dras-Leona with rumors of Eragon’s prowess, when we actually reach the city and they see him, they will join us of their own accord and we can avoid a siege.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Thus far these beyond Compare of mortal prowess, yet observed Their dread Commander.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Blomkvist leaned back and pretended to be insulted, but he frowned when Berger made some cryptic remarks that might allude to his failings as a journalist but might also have applied to sexual prowess.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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