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Definition 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)
  • She is a child prodigy who may become the greatest opera singer of our time.
prodigy = an impressive master of some skill
  • The Spies performed prodigies of activity in clambering over the rooftops and cutting the streamers that fluttered from the chimneys.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • prodigies = impressive examples
  • 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
  • prodigy = short for "child prodigy" — someone who is a master of a skill at an early age
  • she is a chess prodigy
  • Then the teacher went to the children's father, told him that Tererai was a prodigy, and begged for her to be allowed to attend school.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • He is a prodigy with languages.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Such monsters never live long, it is said; one has never seen a prodigy of that sort cropping grass in a field.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • "Talk about a prodigy," Freak says.
    Rodman Philbrick  --  Freak the Mighty
  • Paintings that are spiritual, emotional .... and created by a twelve-year-old prodigy.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • Second, because he is a piano prodigy and takes great pleasure from music, he can be rewarded with anything from the Beatles to Beethoven.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • You are certainly a prodigy; you will soon not only surpass the railway, which would not be very difficult in France, but even the telegraph.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I said to myself, 'Larten, there goes a most remarkable child, a true prodigy.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • "Did your grandmother claim she'd actually seen this prodigy?"
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • 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 rest of the fearful crowd of marine prodigies have plunged beneath the briny waves and disappeared!
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • 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
  • I hope you will be pleased with my son; but you must not expect a prodigy.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • 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
  • Which is which?" and Laurie bent like a well-sweep to examine the prodigies.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • You were a mechanical prodigy and a weapons master.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light

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