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deft
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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  • At first I used to be a little alarmed at the approach of bedtime in the one lone bedroom, but embarrassment was very deftly avoided.
    Chapter 4 (42% in)
  • The training of the schools we need to-day more than ever,—the training of deft hands, quick eyes and ears, and above all the broader, deeper, higher culture of gifted minds and pure hearts.
    Chapter 1 (88% in)
  • And this course of study will not change; its methods will grow more deft and effectual, its content richer by toil of scholar and sight of seer; but the true college will ever have one goal,—not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.
    Chapter 5 (60% in)
  • The guiding of thought and the deft coordination of deed is at once the path of honor and humanity.
    Chapter 6 (13% in)
  • To-day we have climbed to heights where we would open at least the outer courts of knowledge to all, display its treasures to many, and select the few to whom its mystery of Truth is revealed, not wholly by birth or the accidents of the stock market, but at least in part according to deftness and aim, talent and character.
    Chapter 6 (17% in)
  • The lady deftly changed the subject.
    Chapter 13 (37% in)

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