Suleiman's deftness and ability to win the trust of all parties have earned him high marks in Israel.
Her writing on books and the arts has been impressive in its breadth, depth, and deftness.
The deftness of Smith's drafts(wo)manship can often be overlooked in her E.T.-proportioned figures.
The deftness of her fingers filled him with an unfamiliar, half-inquisitive wonder.
To-night Jim went into his kitchen and cooked his supper with all a woman's deftness.
Morris won out, and as he shuffled the letters with the deftness of long pinochle experience he emitted a cry.
It would have just about as much delicacy and deftness and discriminations.
The men at the guns went through their work with the deftness and absence of confusion of high-class mechanics.
Their deftness of hand, as I have many a time experienced to my cost, is remarkable.
Suddenly she became weak and her hands failed of their accustomed morning deftness.
Old English gedæfte "mild, gentle," differentiated in Middle English into daft (q.v.) and this word, via sense of "apt, skillful, adept." Cognate with Gothic gadaban "to be fit," Old Norse dafna "to grow strong," Dutch deftig "important, relevant."