Example sentences for: deft

How can you use “deft” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Ted Bernstein, when he was assistant managing editor of The New York Times , published a house organ, “Winners and Sinners,” that offered kudos for the occasional “bright passage” or deft metaphor and cited questionable and nonstandard grammar and usage that appeared in the newspaper.

  • The administration has brushed off the charges with the same deft techniques--the dodge, the denial, and the claim of irrelevancy--that characterized its handling of Flytrap.

  • So Americans are entitled to surprise at Kofi Annan's deft diplomacy in Iraq last week.

  • His deft manipulation of the debt ceiling during the 1995-96 government shutdown prevented a U.S. default and guaranteed that the political war between the president and the Republican Congress would not derail the thriving economy.


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