a phenomenon, especially a young prodigy: a twelve-year-old tennis phenom.
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How to use phenom in a sentence
Erin Brooks is a 13-year-old surfing phenom notching impressive competition results and landing tricks that still elude many adult pros.
Moreover, breakout stars like Stanford’s Aliyah Boston or freshmen phenoms Caitlin Clark and Paige Bueckers are held back from joining the league by an age requirement of 22.Small Sample Sizes Be Damned, Let’s Talk About Baseball | Sarah Shachat | April 13, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
You can read Michal Lev-Ram and Andrew Nusca’s wonderful story on the phenom here.
Which raises a question about the phenom whom Israel’s previous first-round draftee called “the greatest talent in Israeli basketball history.”Deni Avdija is ‘the greatest talent in Israeli basketball history.’ But is he ready for the NBA? | Steve Hendrix | November 30, 2020 | Washington Post
The next three drafts are projected to have ideal depth and plenty of franchise-altering phenoms.The Wizards’ reboot needs to start with trading both John Wall and Bradley Beal | Jerry Brewer | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
The talk radio phenom and Fox News staple has identified himself as a longtime listener of the TRN patriarch.
Bring in Khatuna Lorig, a five-time Olympian and archery phenom.‘Catching Fire’: How Jennifer Lawrence Learned to Shoot a Bow and Arrow | Kevin Fallon | November 26, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And their relationship has continued--a trip back to phenom Penh late last month was Angelo's third.
Presa, Jugendstil, and schwannoma were the words that knocked a young phenom out of the last three National Spelling Bees.Queens Phenom Goes for Redemption at National Spelling Bee Finals | Michael Daly | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The former Denver Broncos phenom rarely saw the field for the Jets this year, and the team is reportedly looking to trade him.Tim Tebow’s ‘Hate’ Pastor Responds to Quarterback’s Withdrawal | David Freedlander | February 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
News travels fast in a college community and Drake had passed the word that Ainslee had uncovered a “phenom.”Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball | J. W. Duffield
"Better pull in on the infant phenom—Snorky might hear of it," he thought.Skippy Bedelle | Owen Johnson
He is a phenom, a veritable Prodigious Prodigy, and maybe old Bannister isn't wild with enthusiasm.T. Haviland Hicks Senior | J. Raymond Elderdice
British Dictionary definitions for phenom
informal a person or thing of outstanding abilities or qualities
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