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How to use deft in a sentence
That’s partly because of the Franco-Malagasy artist’s deft oil-painting technique, which is as classical as her outlook is contemporary.In the galleries: Sequence of photographs creates a graphic continuity|Mark Jenkins|August 27, 2021|Washington Post
They sculpt believable, identifiable characters with a few deft strokes of dialogue, which not only permits us to empathize with them but gives the cast a boost in making them all into fully formed, three-dimensional human beings.Wahlberg walks for redemption in disappointing ‘Joe Bell’|John Paul King|July 22, 2021|Washington Blade
Bolsonaro is not going to change — no one expects him to suddenly become a deft manager of the pandemic — but circumstances around him might.Jair Bolsonaro is facing a political reckoning in Brazil. How far will it go?|Jen Kirby|June 4, 2021|Vox
As with the Fiat 500X, the high seating and deft placement of side pillars help with driver visibility.
In deft transitions, each monologue bleeds into the next — a subtle but potent choice that literalizes the conversation the play hopes to facilitate.Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience|Thomas Floyd|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
This deft, delicately wrought story is Murakami at his best.
Conversation starter: will that Financial Times piece about his data kill our deft and dashingly accented Prince Oberyn?How to Think About Economic Inequality After Thomas Piketty|Jedediah Purdy|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bush was particularly deft at offering irresistible new programs and activities at steep, steep discounts.
His deft hand with makeup and eyebrow grooming has made him somewhat of a Hollywood legend.
What at first seems simply a deft homage comes to assume a dismal complexity.
With a deft movement the conductor unhooks the board, and calmly walks away with it under his arm.
Recovering his breath, Jim snatches the knife at his side, and with a few deft strokes releases the metal.
Nina had a vision of Prothero standing over the little thing, his long deft hands trembling as he performed this office.The Creators|May Sinclair
Then, with deft fingers, she shook them loose while the man came suddenly close to her, his eyes studying her face in surprise.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
With a deft twist and flip he tossed the open noose over his prisoner's upheld wrists and jerked it tight.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White