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As for the detective, he was simply an adept, and worthy of being matched against his present opponent.
A burst of laughter from the auditors did not in the least disconcert the speaker, who continued, -- "Yes, gentlemen; Edward, the infant phenomenon, who is quite an adept in the art of killing.
Either folk do not know how to administer it, or they are adept in the art--one of the two.
Your friend performs delightfully," he continued after a pause, on seeing Bingley join the group; "and I doubt not that you are an adept in the science yourself, Mr.
Nature, he knows, has a language of her own, which she uses with strict veracity, and he considers himself an adept in the language.
It is all a question of a force; of establishing communications for a force," replied that adept, affably, ignoring some military mutterings about the police force.
Beebe, who was an adept at relieving situations, invited Miss Bartlett to accompany them to this mild festivity.
The Swede is adept at the gentle pastime of fishing in troubled waters.
answered Sidorov, who was considered an adept at French.
There was no other course but to press forward in redskin fashion, at which happily he was an adept [expert].
All this time the harlequin was rotating like a beautiful fish, and David requested him to jump through the wall, at which he is such an adept, and first he said he would, and then he said better not, for the last time he did it the people in the next house had made such a fuss.
Smith-Oldwick, in recalling the long months of arduous training he had undergone himself before he had been considered sufficiently adept to be considered a finished flier, smiled at the conceit of the ignorant African who was already demanding that he be permitted to make a flight alone.