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resourceful

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Definition good at solving problems
  • Ask Joan to handle it. She's resourceful.
  • "And lastly, O my resourceful son," said the Tisroc, "you have made clear how all this might give you the barbarian woman, but not how it helps me to the over-throwing of Narnia."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • resourceful = good at solving problems
  • A daring and resourceful young woman.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • His own very rare gift, Parseltongue resourcefulness — determination — a certain disregard for rules," he added, his mustache quivering again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Pierre maintained the contrary, and as his mental faculties were greater and more resourceful, Nicholas felt himself cornered.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • You proved yourselves to be quite resourceful.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Up they stood, huge Aias Telamonios, then Odysseus, the calculating and resourceful man.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I had to deal with an intensely clever, resourceful murderer-reckless, daring and a thorough gambler.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • And how can I be a better fighter than myself, if she knows the same strategies I know, and is exactly as resourceful and clever as I am?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • She denied it but said that it was her impression that you were extremely resourceful, with an innovative way of thinking.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • They had too many ways, they were too resourceful—and when they did it too well, whatever their chosen method, I was in no position to refuse.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • They were all resourceful men—he knew that, if they didn't—and yet at certain times they became like children, wanting to be led.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He is clever and cunning and resourceful, but he be not of man stature as to brain.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Elias is resourceful—he might still find a way to avoid death.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But the call to Renault had required the right moves, resourcefulness and a little touch of Archie in the night.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • Somewhat more resourceful.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Salladhor Saan was a resourceful old pirate, and his crews were born seamen, fearless in a fight.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • But the twenty-two-year-old Herold, recruited to the conspiracy for his knowledge of Washington's backstreets, is intelligent and resourceful.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • She did not know how to be resourceful.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • I thought I'd learned resourcefulness, but Elisabet has given me a higher education in making soup out of stones.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means state or degree of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)

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