adroitly

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Etymology[edit]

adroit +‎ -ly

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Adverb[edit]

adroitly (comparative more adroitly, superlative most adroitly)

  1. Deftly; in an adroit manner.
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 44:
      Adroitly the ewe led the way to the creek, and the lamb followed.
    • 1968, Carl Ruhen, The Key Club, Scripts, page 40:
      She held out her empty glass and it was adroitly whisked from her hand.
  2. In a manner exhibiting skill at handling situations, particularly difficult situations.

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