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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.
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.
Especially adept 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.
An adept 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.