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prodigy
used in Outliers

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Definition
an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

or:

a child prodigy (someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age)
  • This is true even of people we think of as prodigies.
    Chapter 2 (17% in)
  • You'd think that there should be a fair number of Czech hockey or soccer prodigies born late in the year who are so talented that they eventually make their way into the top tier as young adults, despite their birth dates.
    Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • That late-born prodigy doesn't get chosen for the all-star team as an eight-year-old because he's too small.
    Chapter 2 (21% in)
  • Even Mozart, the greatest musical prodigy of all time, couldn't hit his stride until he had his ten thousand hours in.
    Chapter 2 (22% in)
  • Hudson tells us that Florence is a prodigy, with one of the highest IQs in his school.
    Chapter 3 (86% in)
  • There they are, the professor and the prodigy, and what the prodigy clearly wants is to be engaged, at long last, with a mind that loves mathematics as much as he does.
    Chapter 4 (41% in)
  • There they are, the professor and the prodigy, and what the prodigy clearly wants is to be engaged, at long last, with a mind that loves mathematics as much as he does.
    Chapter 4 (41% in)

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