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  • You can't really believe how versatile that latheplus-milling-plus-welding arrangement is until you've used it.†   (source)
  • Fighting two-handed with just a sword gives you more power, but fighting one-handed with a shield gives you better defense and versatility.†   (source)
  • There's no doubt it's the most versatile of the five elements.†   (source)
  • In Steiger's case, of course, his high connectedness is a function of his versatility as an actor and, in all likelihood, some degree of good luck.†   (source)
  • Not only was she versatile, I'd marveled as she did a little spin, showing it off, but quick.†   (source)
  • Graced with blistering speed, tactical versatility, and indomitable will, he shipped more than fifty thousand exhausting railroad miles, carried staggering weight to victory against the best horses in the country, and shattered more than a dozen track records.†   (source)
  • The most important part was a robot controller, a compact-but-versatile black square that contained all the processors, connections, and radio controls needed.†   (source)
  • He was versatile, and Major Major soon found himself incorporating the signature in fragments of imaginary dialogues.†   (source)
  • It's a rather astonishing organism in its versatility.†   (source)
  • A company named Sonosite donated most of the cost of a compact, versatile imaging machine.†   (source)
  • The mallard hen call is very versatile and effective.†   (source)
  • I didn't say left arm more versatile than right—she was correct; don't want to trade in right arm.†   (source)
  • This incident was an eye-opener since it suggested a versatility at food-getting which I would hardly have credited to a human being, let alone to a mere wolf.†   (source)
  • Often when I would work in my studio at night, he would come in to talk and tell stories about his versatile and fascinating life, and I learned as much from him as I did from my profs.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Fred had developed the most interesting and versatile repertoire.†   (source)
  • He is too versatile in the ways of destruction.†   (source)
  • 'Versatile' means I can turn with ease from one thing to another.   (source)
    versatile = useful or skillful in many different ways
  • "What does 'versatile' mean—full of eggs?" asked Wilbur.   (source)
  • She is a versatile thinker.
    versatile = skillful in many different ways
  • She has vast and versatile skills.
    versatile = in various ways
  • A properly balanced sword is the most versatile weapon for close quarters ever devised.†   (source)
  • The tradition of the tough and versatile frontiersman is true but not exclusive.†   (source)
  • The semiautomatic is a great, versatile weapon, but in this particular situation its twenty-round magazine seemed awful small.†   (source)
  • Being versatile.†   (source)
  • The Band-Aid is an inexpensive, convenient, and remarkably versatile solution to an astonishing array of problems.†   (source)
  • Deo said the air up in Kayanza was cooler than down by the lake, and good summer grazing land lay nearby, and the soils were richer and more versatile than in Butanza.†   (source)
  • It is even possible to have more than one load going up the catapult at a time if the power is sufficient and computer control is versatile.†   (source)
  • Please, milord husband, I don't know all the answers in this case; I simply know that disturbing a natural balance is a matter to be approached with fear and trembling—and a very versatile computer.†   (source)
  • I eventually decided that automobile was the cheapest, most versatile, and most readily available form of transportation.†   (source)
  • Alex, being all about change and versatility, said, "I hate this idea."†   (source)
  • Come to think of it, none of the Hamiltons, with all their versatility, had any versatility in love.†   (source)
  • He had few facets and very little versatility.†   (source)
  • And thanks to the word's versatility, the Russian people had finally been able to dispense with tired formalities, antiquated titles, bothersome idioms—even names!†   (source)
  • He gave the men the colors of the day and reviewed the weather conditions with an agile, flashy versatility, casting sidelong, simpering looks at General Dreedle every few seconds to draw increased encouragement from the excellent impression he saw he was making.†   (source)
  • But has your priest a versatile intelligence?†   (source)
  • Uncle Pio in Peru was even more versatile than Uncle Pio in Europe.†   (source)
  • Such a versatile young man.†   (source)
  • Versatile devil-what?†   (source)
  • He was eloquent, efficient, and versatile.†   (source)
  • I don't want to swagger, but I suppose I'm rather versatile.†   (source)
  • I would never give way to that; I was always versatile.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Fisher lived in an East side street near the Park, and as the two men walked down Fifth Avenue the new architectural developments of that versatile thoroughfare invited Van Alstyne's comment.†   (source)
  • At such times as this, apprehending the grounds of her refusal to be her modest sense of incompetence in matters social and polite, he would say that she was wonderfully well-informed and versatile—which was certainly true, her natural quickness and her admiration for him having led her to pick up his vocabulary, his accent, and fragments of his knowledge, to a surprising extent.†   (source)
  • "Well," said Amory, "I simply state that 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.†   (source)
  • The rulers of society must be up to the work of the world, and equal to their versatile office: men of the right Caesarian pattern,[384] who have great range of affinity.†   (source)
  • Just so around Odysseus, man of war with versatile wits, the Trojans closed.†   (source)
  • The versatile Odysseus took the deck, and, all oars manned, they pulled out on the drenching ways of sea.†   (source)
  • As for the loser, in their midst Akhilleus placed a woman versatile at crafts, whose value was four oxen.†   (source)
  • There was something rather Elizabethan about him--his casual versatility, his good looks, that effervescent combination of mental with physical activities.†   (source)
  • He descended from the barn, and abandoning Christminster with the versatility of his age he walked along the ridge-track, looking for any natural objects of interest that might lie in the banks thereabout.†   (source)
  • He perceived that such a picture presupposed, on her part, the experience, the versatility, the freedom of judgment, which she had been carefully trained not to possess; and with a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.†   (source)
  • 'It is a law of nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.†   (source)
  • The secret of the prosaic man's success, such as it is, is the simplicity with which he pursues these ends: the secret of the artistic man's failure, such as that is, is the versatility with which he strays in all directions after secondary ideals.†   (source)
  • The young writer, as Stevenson has said, instinctively tries to copy whatever seems most admirable, and he shifts his admiration with astonishing versatility.†   (source)
  • Amory noticed his hands; they weren't fine at all, but they had versatility and a tenuous strength…. they were nervous hands that sat lightly along the cushions and moved constantly with little jerky openings and closings.†   (source)
  • The smallness of the school, the fewness of rivals, permitted her to experiment with her perilous versatility.†   (source)
  • Her versatility ensnared her.†   (source)
  • He understood however from all he heard that Dr Mulligan was a versatile allround man, by no means confined to medicine only, who was rapidly coming to the fore in his line and, if the report was verified, bade fair to enjoy a flourishing practice in the not too distant future as a tony medical practitioner drawing a handsome fee for his services in addition to which professional status his rescue of that man from certain drowning by artificial respiration and what they call first aid…†   (source)
  • Nearly a quarter of a century before this, another great American, and one with an expertness in the matter that the too versatile Jefferson could not muster, had ventured upon a prophecy even more bold and specific.†   (source)
  • A man does not rise to become the Queen's butler unless he is gifted with extraordinary ingenuity, adaptability, versatility, dexterity, cunning, sophistication, sagacity, discretion and a host of other talents that neither you nor I possess.†   (source)
  • An intelligent Englishwoman, coming to America to live, told me that the two things which most impeded her first communications with untravelled Americans, even above the gross differences [Pg116] between England and American pronunciation and intonation, were the complete absence of the general utility adjective /jolly/ from the American vocabulary, and the puzzling omnipresence and versatility of the American verb /to fix/.†   (source)
  • To sum up: I say that Athens is the school of Hellas, and that the individual Athenian in his own person seems to have the power of adapting himself to the most varied forms of action with the utmost versatility and grace.†   (source)
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