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aptitude

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Definition natural ability
  • She took an online career aptitude test and then a career interest test.
aptitude = natural ability
  • Hyde's study indicates that girls and boys have the same aptitude for math.
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • 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
  • 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
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • I think he believed it would stir up ideas of college, which he thought a waste of money for girls, even if they did, like me, score the highest number a human being can get on their verbal aptitude test.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • aptitude = natural ability or suitability
  • 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
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • I am pleased, of course, because of your aptitude test results.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • So you have no idea what my aptitude is?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • Probably the one with scientific aptitude was Benjamin, the male who had devised new, important equipment for the Rehabilitation Center.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • Math aptitude is another thing, but people aren't meant to be overly bright in everything.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • I told her the way they created hexagons, they must be the ones who could do math in their heads, and she smiled and said, yes, nest builders had true math aptitude.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • She mentioned that there was one who had singular skills at caretaking, another who loved newchildren, one with unusual scientific aptitude, and a fourth for whom physical labor was an obvious pleasure.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • aptitude = natural ability
  • 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
  • And the milestones of his training: Dutchy passes his physical and scores high on the mechanical aptitude test.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Vasia did not show any great talent for drawing but he had enough aptitude to enter a school of industrial design.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • It has been observed in a former paper, that "the true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Paper #68 said, "The true test of a good government is its aptitude and tendency to produce a good administration."
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • And Georgy liked to play the part of master and perhaps had a natural aptitude for it.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair

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