They are not sufficiently cultured to have become adept
in hypocrisy, treason and dissimulation.
He was an adept
at light conversation and he made himself thoroughly agreeable for the next hour.
We Folk were meat-eaters, as well as vegetarians, and we were adept
at catching small game.
did he become in stalking small living things.
The Red Virgin is reported to have been one of the most adept
in the art, to which must be ascribed her long and successful career.
at winged blackmail, he had no aptitude for wings himself, and when he gazed down at the flying land and water far beneath him, he did not feel moved to attack his captor, now defenseless, both hands occupied with flight.
He therefore had recourse to his usual receipt of patience, for, though he was not a great adept
in Latin, he remembered, and well understood, the advice contained in these words
Flashman was an adept
in all ways, but above all in the power of saying cutting and cruel things, and could often bring tears to the eyes of boys in this way, which all the thrashings in the world wouldn't have wrung from them.
He was adept
at sleight of hand tricks, and no bolder or more ruthless crook ever lived.
Boxing, rat-hunting, the fives court, and four-in- hand driving were then the fashion of our British aristocracy; and he was an adept
in all these noble sciences.
in the business, standing at the box and seeing by the mere action of the elbow where each put his ball, scowled with annoyance.
Tope by shifty resources in which he is an adept
, Deputy peeps, sharp-eyed, through the bars, and stares astounded from the threatener to the threatened.
Claire, never an adept
at patience, just succeeded in swallowing the remark that sprang into her mind.
Without alluding to the woman's career as a thief, I will merely remark that her letter proves her to have been an adept
at deception, on her own showing; and I argue from that, that I am justified in suspecting her of not having told the whole truth.
When he had achieved this task, he applied himself to the acquisition of stable language, in which he soon became such an adept
, that he would perch outside my window and drive imaginary horses with great skill, all day.