Our diplomatic service no longer possesses the talent of the last fifty years.
And that system is embodied—through marketing as much as talent—by Steve Jobs.
They showcased some Latino talent, and Mitt Romney talked about women for six minutes.
I felt I would rather be judged on my talent and not my looks.
"The spin his people are putting on it is that he wants to do this for 40 years," says a talent representative.
What talk from you—you, with your beauty and talent, and money—good heavens!
It drew towards itself all the talent of the age except what was military.
I dont know where she expects to find her talent, sniffed Agnes.
If you and I are Christian people, we have put into our hearts and spirits the talent.
He was said to have talent, and that was not the one thing needful.
late 13c., "inclination, disposition, will, desire," from Old French talent, from Medieval Latin talenta, plural of talentum "inclination, leaning, will, desire" (1098), in classical Latin "balance, weight, sum of money," from Greek talanton "balance, weight, sum," from PIE *tel-, *tol- "to bear, carry" (see extol).
Originally an ancient unit of weight or money (varying greatly and attested in Old English as talente), the Medieval Latin and common Romanic sense developed from figurative use of the word in the sense of "money." Meaning "special natural ability, aptitude," developed mid-14c., from the parable of the talents in Matt. xxv:14-30. Related: Talented.
of silver contained 3,000 shekels (Ex. 38:25, 26), and was equal to 94 3/7 lbs. avoirdupois. The Greek talent, however, as in the LXX., was only 82 1/4 lbs. It was in the form of a circular mass, as the Hebrew name _kikkar_ denotes. A talent of gold was double the weight of a talent of silver (2 Sam. 12:30). Parable of the talents (Matt. 18:24; 25:15).