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  • She is a versatile thinker.
  • For an offense to be successful in the NFL, it must be versatile.
  • ...I'm a product of a versatile mind in a restless generation with every reason to throw my mind and pen in with the radicals.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • She has vast and versatile skills.
  • The versatile Magic Johnson could play all five positions in a single game.
  • An owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward.
  • I'm versatile.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • versatile = able to do many different things
  • "What does 'versatile' mean—full of eggs?" asked Wilbur.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • 'Versatile' means I can turn with ease from one thing to another.
    E. B. White  --  Charlotte's Web
  • It's a rather astonishing organism in its versatility.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • A company named Sonosite donated most of the cost of a compact, versatile imaging machine.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He is too versatile in the ways of destruction.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Fighting two-handed with just a sword gives you more power, but fighting one-handed with a shield gives you better defense and versatility.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • 'It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • If the most versatile of living forms, the human, now fights for survival as it always has, it can eliminate not only itself but all other life.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • He was quick, huge, versatile, and athletic—in addition to playing football at USC, he'd played third base for the baseball team.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • You can't really believe how versatile that latheplus-milling-plus-welding arrangement is until you've used it.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Fred had developed the most interesting and versatile repertoire.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Come to think of it, none of the Hamiltons, with all their versatility, had any versatility in love.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Uncle Pio in Peru was even more versatile than Uncle Pio in Europe.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey

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