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adroit
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
skillful in action or thought
  • "I suspect you of being an adroit flatterer," said Rosamond, feeling sure that she should have to reject this young gentleman a second time.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (46% in)
  • The adroit artist was asking Mr. Casaubon questions about English polities, which brought long answers, and, Will meanwhile had perched himself on some steps in the background overlooking all.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (90% in)
  • Her presence of mind and adroitness in carrying out his hints were admirable, and it is not wonderful that the idea of seeing Rosamond began to mingle itself with his interest in the case.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (41% in)
  • She was quite determined, when she was married, to rid herself adroitly of all the visitors who were not agreeable to her at her father's; and she imagined the drawing-room in her favorite house with various styles of furniture.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (43% in)
  • Mr. Vincy was very little like a Jesuit, but no accomplished Jesuit could have turned a question more adroitly.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (23% in)
  • She is ready prey to any man who knows how to play adroitly either on her affectionate ardor or her Quixotic enthusiasm; and a man stands by with that very intention in his mind—a man with no other principle than transient caprice, and who has a personal animosity towards me—I am sure of it—an animosity which is fed by the consciousness of his ingratitude, and which he has constantly vented in ridicule of which I am as well assured as if I had heard it.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (93% in)
  • I expect he is going to blow me up, and you will shield me," said Fred, with some adroitness.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (38% in)
  • "Well," said Mrs. Hackbutt, wheeling adroitly, "all I can say is, that I think she ought to separate from him."
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (11% in)

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