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The study found that video games improve hand dexterity and mental spatial ability.
  adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
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dexterity dexterous dextrous dexterously
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  • The study found that video games improve hand dexterity and mental spatial ability.
  • You have a certain manual dexterity.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He was valued everywhere for his industry, dexterity, and strength at work, and still more for his kindly and pleasant temper.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Master and Man
  • ...much pleased was he with me for my dexterity in catching the fish,
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe

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  • Mary didn’t realize until months later that he’d been studying her hands, checking their dexterity and strength to see how they’d stand up to hours of delicate cutting, scraping, tweezing, and pipetting.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • All the buildings and trees seemed easily practicable to such dexterous climbers as the Morlocks,
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • "But very dexterous at producing explosions," the gypsy said.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • ...he tilts
    With piercing steel at bold Mercutio’s breast;
    Who, all as hot, turns deadly point to point,
    And, with a martial scorn, with one hand beats
    Cold death aside, and with the other sends It back to Tybalt, whose dexterity
    Retorts it:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • ...the pattern of my life—that complex design I had been weaving since birth with all its dark threads, its unexplainable symbols set against a conventional background of domestic white and schoolboy blue, all those tangled strands which required the dexterity of a virtuoso to keep flowing—
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Once inside, Mack methodically shed the layers of outerwear as best he could, his half-frozen fingers responding with about as much dexterity as oversized clubs at the ends of his arms.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

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  • my admirable dexterity of wit, my counterfeiting the action of an old woman,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • He dexterously pulled his feet out of the valenki,
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • He was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • ) Atticus’s time also was when the Finches moved to town: Atticus read law in Montgomery and returned to practice in Maycomb; Alexandra, overcome by Uncle Jimmy’s dexterity, went with him to Maycomb; John Hale Finch went to Mobile to study medicine; and Caroline eloped at seventeen.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I remembered her warning me that one day time would take the dexterity out of her hands, and she’d only be able to plunk away at one or two keys at a time.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • I returned the favor by giving an impromptu lesson in psychology, probability, and manual dexterity.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Mary would comment again how talented and skilled Sunny was, how dexterous and precocious, and I never thought to correct her appraisals, even though the performances were in fact maudlin and probably insulting to her, as they certainly were to me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Nathan proved himself dexterous at doing Will’s routine changes under cover of a blanket.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Dorian spun Celaena with speed and dexterity, and she snapped into his arms, her shoulders rising with exhilaration.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • For an hour the board shuffled figures dexterously.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I think of JUPITER scrolled on the sand in his angular script, by his extra, dextrous finger.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • With a surprisingly dexterous swirl, he twirled the cloth out and let it settle, shawllike, around his shoulders.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But what sort of trap have they laid that requires such dexterity?
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Never had the crew seen so jolly and dexterous a fellow.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • They were unmistakably her mother’s hands—dexterous, long-fingered, meant for holding a brush or a pen.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • With fingers made dexterous from years of practice, she pulled a near-navy dress from a rack of black.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Dr. Seward tried one or two skeleton keys, his mechanical dexterity as a surgeon standing him in good stead.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He examined the bullets with which Monte Cristo performed this dexterous feat, and saw that they were no larger than buckshot.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But, he was on his feet directly, and after sponging himself with a great show of dexterity began squaring again.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • After a time the tall soldier slid dexterously through the hole.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • He admired the dexterity with which their host directed the conversation.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I had little time to wonder if I had won or not, for the standard questions reminded me of the necessity for dexterous lying.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • It’s a puzzle we use to test cleverness and dexterity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • She leaned forward to do it but Hallorann was ahead of her, his large brown fingers moving with smooth dexterity.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "Nothing in the world," was the reply; and, replacing the paper, I saw him dexterously tear a narrow slip from the margin.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • JODELET (catching the purse dexterously and weighing it): At this price, you’ve authority To come each night, and stop ’Clorise,’ Sir!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • After a few dull efforts to get to sleep again, which the man dexterously combated by stirring the fire continuously for five minutes, he got up, tossed his hat on, and walked out.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • In France and Italy, the words for "left"—gauche and sinistra—came to have deeply negative overtones, while their right-hand counterparts rang of righteousness, dexterity, and correctness.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But then I perceived the resemblance of its grey-brown, shiny, leathery integument to that of the other sprawling bodies beyond, and the true nature of this dexterous workman dawned upon me.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Sam tumbled up accordingly, dexterously contriving to tickle Andy as he did so, which occasioned Andy to split out into a laugh, greatly to Haley’s indignation, who made a cut at him with his riding-whip.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The emperor had a mind one day to entertain me with several of the country shows, wherein they exceed all nations I have known, both for dexterity and magnificence.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • They were soft and helpless, made much noise, and floundered around clumsily trying to accomplish by main strength what he accomplished by dexterity and cunning.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Hanging out with no one but extremely dexterous people all the time was going to give me a complex.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Long practised in all the subtle arts of his race, he drew, with great dexterity and quickness, the fantastic shadow that the natives were accustomed to consider as the evidence of a friendly and jocular disposition.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Cedric flips off the power switch with a long, dexterous finger.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Meg, in the other boat, was delightfully situated, face to face with the rowers, who both admired the prospect and feathered their oars with uncommon ’skill and dexterity’.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Khufu showed as much dexterity with rags and cleaning fluid as he did with a basketball, and it’s truly amazing how much polishing, dusting, and scrubbing one can accomplish by attaching large dusting cloths to the wings of a griffin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Then, hand-over-hand, down the other part, the Indian drops through the air, till dexterously he lands on the summit of the head.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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