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dexterity
used in Oliver Twist

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adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
  • The hump-backed man stared, as if in excess of amazement and indignation; then, twisting himself, dexterously, from the doctor's grasp, growled forth a volley of horrid oaths, and retired into the house.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (25% in)
  • For a second or two, Oliver glanced up the street, and down the street, and over the way: impressed with the belief that the unknown, who had addressed him through the key-hole, had walked a few paces off, to warm himself; for nobody did he see but a big charity-boy, sitting on a post in front of the house, eating a slice of bread and butter: which he cut into wedges, the size of his mouth, with a clasp-knife, and then consumed with great dexterity.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (16% in)
  • This preliminary proceeding laying bare his head, the expert lady, clasping him tightly round the throat with one hand, inflicted a shower of blows (dealt with singular vigour and dexterity) upon it with the other.
    Chapter 37 — In Which the Reader May Perceive a Contrast, Not Uncommon.... (32% in)
  • In fact, as he threw himself at one dexterous dive into his former seat, Mr. Brownlow returned, accompanied by Oliver, whom Mr. Grimwig received very graciously; and if the gratification of that moment had been the only reward for all her anxiety and care in Oliver's behalf, Rose Maylie would have been well repaid.
    Chapter 41 — Containing Fresh Discoveries, and Showing that Surprises.... (54% in)

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