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prowess

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Definition a superior ability
  • Their defensive prowess helped them win the Super Bowl.
  • They soon began to boast of their respective superiority to each other in strength and prowess.
    Aesop  --  The Man and the Lion
  • His prowess from behind the three point line is unmatched.
  • Hers was the average woman's pride, but in the matter of man-conquering prowess she was not unduly conceited.
    London, Jack  --  The Valley of the Moon
  • Jem said Mr. Avery misfigured, Dill said he must drink a gallon a day, and the ensuing contest to determine relative distances and respective prowess only made me feel left out again, as I was untalented in this area.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • prowess = impressive ability
  • Without an adversary prowess shrivels. We see how great and efficient it really is only when it shows by endurance what it is capable of.
    Seneca
  • We have heard of your prowess.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Who by his prowess conquered all France.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 3
  • Both men were on their guard and fenced with fine skill, being well matched in prowess.
    McSpadden, J. Walker  --  Robin Hood
  • The tribe had gathered about to look upon the proof of his wondrous prowess, and to listen to his words.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Tarzan of the Apes
  • He seemed no more to be continually regarding the proportions of his personal prowess.
    Crane, Stephen  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The Amazon Penthesileia ... comes to aid the Trojans, and after showing great prowess, is killed by Achilles and buried by the Trojans.
    Homer  --  Collection Of Hesiod, Homer and Homerica
  • A person whose goodness consists rather in his guiltlessness of vice, than in his prowess in virtue.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Or maybe it's just that word of my prowess with cream of tartar has spread.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • His prowess extends further than to setting off fireworks.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • The action was that of an Indian, impressive and stern, significant of an Indian's prowess.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • She was dignified, if not haughty; I felt her conduct like a kind of touching athletic prowess.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But a deer was far beyond his prowess as a hunter.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Artus managed to get his own short sword free of the sheath, but he was no match for the Winter King's prowess.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • This whole transaction gave us Americans the first suspicion that our exalted ideas of the prowess of British regulars had not been well founded.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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