Origin of dexterous
Examples from the Web for dexterous
It is messy enough to be fork-food for all but the most dexterous eater.
The man and his music were indissoluble—nimble, dexterous, heartfelt, and always down to earth.Doc Watson, a Legendary Picker, Was Traditional Music’s Best Ambassador|Malcolm Jones|May 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In all her camera-ready conversations, it is her dexterous intelligence that keeps it all carefully balanced.
He stays with her longer: there is no jostling now; the dexterous servant delays the oncoming stream of guests.A Young Man's Year|Anthony Hope
In the French ambassador they had a dexterous, a zealous, and perhaps, not a disinterested intercessor.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The dexterous retreat was compared by one of the young nobles to a country dance.Rupert Prince Palatine|Eva Scott
It might have been a hand and an arm once, cunning and dexterous.Summer Cruising in the South Seas|Charles Warren Stoddard
I know not—deep thought and dexterous management would be needed.Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton