1. with dexterity; in a dexterous manner
    dextrously he untied the knots
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How To Use dextrously In A Sentence

  • Force and fraud were then dextrously applied to secure his ascent from the Dalriadan to the Pictish throne a few years later. 'The Invention of Scotland: History and Myth'
  • The last two albums didn't count," Eminem sniffs, resolving to employ the zeal of the recently recovered to rhyme dextrously about doing vile things to women. Eminem: Recovery
  • A newspaper in January 1767 describes a blacksmith from Bridgwater in Somerset—fifteen miles from Cheddar—who went shooting on Christmas day: On Pallet Hill he espied a large flight of old ravens, fired and killed two, which so exasperated the rest, that they immediately descended upon him, and plied their bills and claws so dextrously about his head and face that notwithstanding all possible care was taken of him, he died last Monday. A Year on the Wing
  • With the left hand they dipped up sand, handled this skilfully or "dextrously" with the right hand, so that in a few minutes they could give grains of gold to the gratified explorers. The life of Christopher Columbus: from his own letters and journals and other documents of his time.
  • And a fly decided to take residence behind the window blind alongside me - until it was dextrously caught and removed by our ace reporter. Archive 2009-11-01
  • The goat went last and she did not bleat, but dextrously butted two of her persecutors and micturated upon the third before being cast into space. Greener Than You Think
  • The test of his life will be how dextrously and how ethically he is able both to make and withhold the kinds of concession that might bring him the presidency.
  • Enjoyably plotted, sometimes dextrously turned, but groaning with moral sententiousness, This Happy Breed is peppered with moments in which characters proclaim the importance of using their own words, of not slipping into jargon, in particular the second-hand vocabulary of 1930s socialism. This Happy Breed; Henry IV, Parts One and Two – review
  • Moreover, in large scale strategy the superior man will manage many subordinates dextrously, bear himself correctly, govern the country and foster the people, thus preserving the ruler's discipline.
  • It's a superb album, dextrously mixing disparate styles into a sound that's entirely its own.
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