deftly

All Adverb
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  • So deftly had they been taught that each had his own role to play. Cited from The Last Galley, by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He would deftly cause it all to seem as though it came from my heart. Cited from Adventures in the Land of Canaan, Robert Lee Berry
  • Indeed, it is a thing only deftly to be done, even by day. Cited from White Jacket, by Herman Melville
  • And he knew that hand --how deftly it moved and moved others. Cited from Lord Ormont and his Aminta by Meredith, v5
  • Deftly she arranged her hair so that her hat would cover it. Cited from The Romance of Elaine, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • I used to like to watch his fingers moving deftly while he talked. Cited from Cape Cod Folks, by Sarah P. McLean Greene
  • The way was open for the next step in his deftly-laid scheme. Cited from Historical Tales, The Romance of Reality, Vol. 4, by Charles Morris
  • How deftly, with scarcely more than a word, she had turned him from his task. Cited from The Way of Ambition, by Robert Hichens
  • He had caught him deftly on the temple as he came on. Cited from Carette of Sark, by John Oxenham
  • He opened his arms, but she deftly caught his hands and held them tightly. Cited from Dixie Hart, by Will N. Harben
  • They deftly bound up his head, and by this time Frank had found his voice. Cited from Army Boys in the French Trenches, by Homer Randall
  • I managed the story very deftly; at least that was my opinion. Cited from The House of Martha, by Frank R. Stockton
  • He used them deftly and thoroughly as far as he could reach. Cited from At the Back of the North Wind, by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
  • Jean had thus the chance of speaking first, and deftly he used his opportunity. Cited from The Forest of Vazon, by Anonymous
  • Tell her how deftly it was brought down, and relate what you have seen just now. Cited from The Norsemen in the West, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • This was the scene she had deftly been leading up to. Cited from Sally Bishop, by E. Temple Thurston
  • Deftly he began to climb a tree whose upper branches fell over the roof. Cited from The Romance of Elaine, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • But always she met his every move, deftly, and was quick to follow my words of advice. Cited from Sweetapple Cove, by George van Schaick
  • He waited until the man attacked again, and again he deftly turned aside the blow. Cited from The Shadow of the North, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • That sort of work she loved, and she did it deftly. Cited from Kenelm Chillingly, E. B. Lytton, Book 3
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Meaning of deftly

  • adverb In a deft manner
    Lois deftly removed her scarf