Example sentences for: deftly

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

  • Everything in its universe is '70s revival, from the sartorial style--tight button-down shirts, clingy pants, long straight hair for girls, floppy mops for boys--to the lighting design, which is warm and dim in the manner of Family and The Brady Bunch , to the static camerawork, as deftly evocative of early '70s television as anything Quentin Tarantino has filmed.

  • It may have been the doughy look of earnest concentration on the young man's ample cheeks, or it may have been his habit, at the conclusion of every dazzling, double-stopped arpeggio, of deftly lifting his bow off the strings with a satisfied air--a happy pastry chef, pleased and relieved to have given the world one more perfect Linzer torte.

  • For someone so appalled by celebrity, Allen exploits it deftly, casting big-name actors to fill out parts that would otherwise be recognized as pathetically underwritten.

  • Some leads so deftly encapsulate the article to follow that the reader instantly knows he'd sooner be struck blind than read on.

  • Before graduating from Loyola Law School in 1993, Zucker interviewed with a prestigious Santa Monica law firm and deftly matched wits with the partners over lunch at an upscale restaurant.


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