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- tale of two cities, a,
- talent scout,
- talent show,
Origin of talent
Examples from the Web for talent
There was so much beauty, talent, potential, and most importantly, honesty in your work.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That meant the talent that DJ Brinsely hired that night performed for a skeleton audience.
The influx of talent behind the tables and in the showrooms was undeniable.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Good, caring teachers recognized his talent and challenged him to work hard to compete at the highest levels.
Economic development, then, is not simply about adding a cornucopia of talent or cool, then shaking and stirring it like a drink.
It really is lucky you had to turn governess, Ailie, or there would have been a talent thrown away.The Clever Woman of the Family|Charlotte M. Yonge
Thy aim was lettuces; they are worth an obol, they are not worth a talent.The Teaching of Epictetus|Epictetus
His purest source of pleasure was in the talent of others, which gave him a generous and sympathetic enjoyment.
It's really wicked of you to go and bury a talent like that.The Swindler and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
People now know that I exist, and that I have a purpose, and any talent that I display, they are ready to approve and to accept.Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland|Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Word Origin for talent
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.