Example sentences for: dexterity

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

  • Always read "more for his trend-setting insights than his novelistic dexterity," he loses his hipster cred with this novel "by jumping on the already tired beauty-pageant-bashing bandwagon" ( Publishers' Weekly ). Even worse, "his brand labels are just slightly faded," and the story feels "curiously clipped and uptight" (Tom Shone, the New York Times ). On a more positive note, many also point out that despite his faux pas, Coupland has put together "a brilliant set of riffs" on pop culture and Hollywood life (James Poniewozik, Time ). (Click here to see some of the furniture the author has designed.)

  • She recently published a book called The Language of Silence , about German literature's relationship to the Holocaust, in which she accuses Grass of a flippant disregard for Germany's victims: "[T]here is an ingrained obtuseness and insensitivity to those who suffered and died, evident in a language where silence is veiled in verbal dexterity and a creative exuberance rooted in pre-Holocaust aesthetics."

  • Village contests judge competitors on their most spectacular flying skills — height, dexterity, and the humming sound produced by the wind through the kite-head.

  • In any case, the secret of manual dexterity is all in the timing--hitting the piano key or releasing the curveball at precisely the right instant.

  • Altered cerebral function may also result in disordered language and difficulty in movements requiring dexterity.

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