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She is a child prodigy who may become the greatest opera singer of our time.
  an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality


a child prodigy (someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age)
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prodigy prodigies
Strongly Associated with:   prodigious, child prodigy
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  • She is a child prodigy who may become the greatest opera singer of our time.
  • And when I lost, I was filled with growing dread, and then terror that I was no longer a prodigy, that I had lost the gift and had turned into someone quite ordinary.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • And yet I can’t fail to notice that whenever I screw something up, Amy does it right: When I finally quit violin at age twelve, Amy was revealed as a prodigy in the next book.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Only brilliant prodigies know how to do it.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • Prodigies can very quickly learn what other people have already figured out; geniuses discover that which no one has ever previously discovered.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Mia and I had been together for more than two years, and yes, it was a high-school romance, but it was still the kind of romance where I thought we were trying to find a way to make it forever, the kind that, had we met five years later and had she not been some cello prodigy and had I not been in a band on the rise—or had our lives not been ripped apart by all this—I was pretty sure it would’ve been.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • "Talk about a prodigy," Freak says.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Oh yes, our boy prodigy.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for coming out on this cold November night, this night that will live in history, this night that for the first time on any stage anywhere, you have listened to the smooth saxophonical musings of that prodigy of the reed, Mr. Sleepy LaBone!
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • She was a criminal—a prodigy at killing, a Queen of the Underworld—and yet . yet she was just a girl, sent at seventeen to Endovier.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • I was a piano playing prodigy who doesn’t belong anywhere near an Intro to Music class.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • At thirteen he was a musical prodigy and a rascal and the pride of my life.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • In all truth I had not invited this prodigy of a tongue; turning, I had merely wished to look at her face, expecting only that the expression of aesthetic delight I might find there would correspond to what I knew was my own.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Maybe he was a music teacher, and she was the flute prodigy he had discovered in some small town and brought to play at Carnegie Hall — "Theo?" my mother said suddenly.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But yes, Four is some kind of Dauntless prodigy.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Rogers was something of a journalism prodigy.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Her brother was a senior at Rosewood and a tennis prodigy; they were building a tennis court for him in the backyard.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Paintings that are spiritual, emotional . and created by a twelve-year-old prodigy.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • He was quite able to bear his sufferings—it was as if he had all these complaints to show what a prodigy of health he was.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Shani, by contrast, was a prodigy.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Such a prodigy.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Fakirs and soldiers and priests, seized with instant terror, lay there, with their faces on the ground, not daring to lift their eyes and behold such a prodigy.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • This is true even of people we think of as prodigies.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The sportspages of the Los Angeles Times and Examiner were striped with stories on the prodigy, whom the Times called the "Torrance Tempest" and practically everyone else called the "Torrance Tornado."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Heyward lifted his head from the cover, and beheld what he justly considered a prodigy of rashness and skill.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Because Ellis Wyatt is a prodigy who-
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It traversed the battle like a prodigy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A real prodigy.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • There was only one thing wanting to make Mr. Walters’ ecstasy complete, and that was a chance to deliver a Bible-prize and exhibit a prodigy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • "What is it?" she asked joyfully, ready to promise prodigies.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I read profiles of-people with Asperger’s who were prodigies in music or mathematics, but I learned that they were as rare as prodigies among the general .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • ’If I win, I’m a prodigy.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • A superstitious old woman was the only witness of this prodigy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • These algae are a genuine prodigy of creation, one of the wonders of world flora.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was all as simple and easy to learn and understand to Duran as chess to a child chess prodigy.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • The day following they gave him only ten, and he was regarded by his comrades as a prodigy.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • The talk was all about good and bad hotels, actors and actresses and musical prodigies.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • Mr. Browne extended his open hand towards her and said to those who were near him in the manner of a showman introducing a prodigy to an audience: "Miss Julia Morkan, my latest discovery!"
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Gentles, methinks you frown; And wherefore gaze this goodly company, As if they saw some wondrous monument, Some comet or unusual prodigy?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • The presence of Natasha—a woman, a lady, and on horseback—raised the curiosity of the serfs to such a degree that many of them came up to her, stared her in the face, and unabashed by her presence made remarks about her as though she were some prodigy on show and not a human being able to hear or understand what was said about her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • ’He is a prodigy,’ he said at last.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • These Hektor faced in battle; he performed prodigies in spearmanship and chariot-handling, making havoc in the young men’s ranks.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Or, if you shall so prefer to choose, a new province of knowledge and new avenues to fame and power shall be laid open to you, here, in this room, upon the instant; and your sight shall be blasted by a prodigy to stagger the unbelief of Satan.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • They couldn’t use ambigrams or scientific symbology because it would be far too conspicuous, so they called on an Illuminati artist-the same anonymous prodigy who had created their ambigrammatic symbol ’Illuminati’-and they commissioned him to carve four sculptures.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There stood one, in physical proportion and stature commanding and exact—in intellect richly endowed—in natural eloquence a prodigy—in soul manifestly "created but a little lower than the angels"—yet a slave, ay, a fugitive slave,—trembling for his safety, hardly daring to believe that on the American soil, a single white person could be found who would befriend him at all hazards, for the love of God and humanity!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • They say I’m a prodigy already at the oboe.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • It had to be hard to be a prodigy, supersmart but so much younger than everyone else at school.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • It may be these apparent prodigies, The unaccustom’d terror of this night, And the persuasion of his augurers May hold him from the Capitol to-day.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Two days later at dusk, a clutch of kids rushes to the eastern side of the ninth floor and squeezes into the room of Kelly Armendariz, a tall, sensitive piano prodigy and math whiz from Carlsbad, New Mexico.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
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