exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
exceptional or superior ability, skill, or strength: his prowess as a public speaker.
a valiant or daring deed.
- prowessed, adjective
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How to use prowess in a sentence
With the recent explosion in computing hardware prowess and AI, we’ve been able to somewhat adequately duplicate our core senses with machines.Scientists Made a Biohybrid Nose Using Cells From Mosquitoes | Shelly Fan | January 26, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Plus, if you’d spent a summer as a sous-chef, you would try to find a way to casually demonstrate your cooking prowess, too.Date Lab: Mariah Carey. Alligators. Urology. Is this any way to start a romance? | Damona Hoffman | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
In theory, the Brooklyn Nets have a Big Three now, one of the most phenomenal mergers of individual offensive prowess the NBA has ever seen.The Nets got better with the James Harden trade. How much better is up to Kyrie Irving. | Jerry Brewer | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
That legal prowess, coupled with an activist’s spirit, has bolstered his reputation since he entered Maryland politics roughly 15 years ago.He buried his son a week ago. Now Jamie Raskin is helping lead the impeachment charge. | Meagan Flynn, Erin Cox | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Hyundai plans to implement its newly-acquired robotics prowess for everything from service and logistics robots to autonomous driving and smart factories.Start the New Year Right: By Watching These Robots’ Awesome Dance Moves | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | January 6, 2021 | Singularity Hub
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
She embodied heroin chic, and her vodka-chugging prowess earned her the nickname ‘The Tank.’Sex, Drugs, and Kate Moss: Secrets of a Wild Supermodel | Tom Sykes | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Displaying equal prowess with their words, in the end it came down to the crowd, whose energy Arsonal channeled with precision.
Guzmán essentially leveraged violence, political influence, and financial prowess to gain power and market share.
As narcocorridos extolled his prowess, he built his business empire.
This story was a favourite with Abershawe: it afforded him a reliable criterion of his unholy prowess.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
He could fence, ride, and carry off the prize in games requiring physical prowess as well as mental fitness.The Circular Study | Anna Katharine Green
So the Queen bade him farewell, saying that wheresoever he might chance to tarry there would all deem him a man of prowess.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
With eagerness sought Thorir to urge him on to make this journey, praising him and his prowess most exceedingly.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
These Indians seem to hold in exalted estimation the martial prowess of the Americans.
British Dictionary definitions for prowess
outstanding or superior skill or ability
bravery or fearlessness, esp in battle
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