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Hyde’s study indicates that girls and boys have the same aptitude for math.
  natural ability
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  • Hyde’s study indicates that girls and boys have the same aptitude for math.
  • Evidently she had great natural aptitude for her work.
    Cather, Willa  --  My Antonia
  • He had led an easy life, ordering much and working little, and had no aptitude for any new business.
    Eliot, George  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • I have neither aptitude nor inclination for fiction.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf

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  • I am pleased, of course, because of your aptitude test results.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • So you have no idea what my aptitude is?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Immediately I’d think of the Air Force, but as a freshman in high school I had taken the aptitude test and failed miserably.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • It looks like you did very well on the aptitude tests, Risaabove average, actually.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Her aptitude for the program was making it easier to expand it to others in her pod, and by the end of the second week, a dozen others in the room were answering survey questions, too.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Herbert was not unintelligent—in fact, he was quite smart, with a particular aptitude for electronics and mechanics.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Your file shows that you were identified several years ago as having high aptitude.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • And the milestones of his training: Dutchy passes his physical and scores high on the mechanical aptitude test.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He had no qualifications, no experience, and no aptitude in administration, but since Bernie could talk a Baptist into burning a Bible, the superintendent had no other choice.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • [Early aptitude for metaphor) Maybe you saw Strohmyer’s picture in Time magazine last week along with the article in which he was called easily the most spectacular broken field runner at least since Tom Harmon and perhaps Red Grange.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Laila told her of his aptitude for solving riddles, his trickery and mischief, his easy laugh.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Both Chris and Carine shared Walt’s musical aptitude.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Well, it was clear to me — and my parents later confessed that it had been obvious to them, too — what my aptitude was.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • Fritz Hammer and Andy Schmeikl wanted to keep it, but Arthur Berg, showing his incongruous moral aptitude, had a better idea.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • So the first task Pierre had to face was one for which he had very little aptitude or inclination—practical business.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I told her I had no aptitude whatsoever for those things, and was that a real scorpion on that guy’s belt buckle that was just in here?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Adam has a special aptitude for figures and it worries Samuel that soon he will have nothing more to teach him in this field, having exhausted his own knowledge.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • Unwittingly, he had discovered deep within himself a fertile aptitude for smoking with a cigarette holder.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In his view, the F’s were all due to attitude, not aptitude.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The only thing Carter had shown aptitude for was summoning butter knives and pooping birds.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • As I have said before, I had no aptitude for mathematics; the different points were not explained to me as fully as I wished.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Each of you has been chosen for my class because we believe you might possibly have an aptitude for riding.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • We’ve got the same aptitude for magic as most royal lines, but … we’ve got problems, too.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He was the only brother to show an aptitude for business—he was his father’s last hope.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I have been told that you have already shown aptitude at resisting the Imperius Curse.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The natural aptitude of the French for seizing the picturesqueness of things seems to be peculiarly evinced in what paintings and engravings they have of their whaling scenes.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • My human life had not prepared me for things that came naturally, and I couldn’t make myself trust this aptitude to last.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I had it until I took up public speaking, developed my voice, and learned that I had an aptitude for science.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Certainly they will, in their gentleness, their lowly docility of heart, their aptitude to repose on a superior mind and rest on a higher power, their childlike simplicity of affection, and facility of forgiveness.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Evidently she had great natural aptitude for her work.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Math aptitude is another thing, but people aren’t meant to be overly bright in everything.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • I inquired of you if poisons acted equally, and with the same effect, on men of the North as on men of the South; and you answered me that the cold and sluggish habits of the North did not present the same aptitude as the rich and energetic temperaments of the natives of the South.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He called his species of work, for which he possessed special aptitude, "shaving barbers."
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She handled her brushes with a certain ease and freedom which came, not from long and close acquaintance with them, but from a natural aptitude.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I’m an older hand at it… with much more natural aptitude at it than you have….
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • One set, for example, was simple aptitude tests developed by the Institute for Educational Research, a precursor to the group that now develops the SATs.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Their daily lesson: distinctive-ness can be dangerous, so it’s best to develop an aptitude for not being noticed.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • If they showed no aptitude for any of these trades, they became field hands and, in the opinion of the negroes, they had lost their claim to any social standing at all.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You have no aptitude for science!
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She had the aptitude of the struggler who seeks emancipation.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • She took an aptitude test in which she answered questions which seemed silly—which weighs the most, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers, was an example.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • It was in those days that he devised his rather simplistic theories concerning the relationship between a woman’s appearance and her aptitude for love.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He had led an easy life, ordering much and working little, and had no aptitude for any new business.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He, who had in her opinion such a marked aptitude for a political career, in which he would have been certain to play a leading part—he had sacrificed his ambition for her sake, and never betrayed the slightest regret.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • You have shown, besides, a singular aptitude for getting into false positions; and, yes, upon the whole, for behaving well in them.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • This boy began very early, almost in his infancy (so they say at least), to show a brilliant and unusual aptitude for learning.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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