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These things are not to be learnt; they depend upon a knack that comes, I suppose," added she, smiling, "with one's mother's blood.
The musical sense in each of the children was of the quickest, but the elder in especial had a marvelous knack of catching and repeating.
And he had a good knack at getting in the complimentary thing here and there about a knight that was likely to advertise -- no, I mean a knight that had influence; and he also had a neat gift of exaggeration, for in his time he had kept door for a pious hermit who lived in a sty and worked miracles.
Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it, and he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude.
She always had the knack o' writin' letters with nothin' in 'em.
You are very fond of bending little minds; but where little minds belong to rich people in authority, I think they have a knack of swelling out, till they are quite as unmanageable as great ones.
Elinor, however little concerned in it, joined in their discourse; and Marianne, who had the knack of finding her way in every house to the library, however it might be avoided by the family in general, soon procured herself a book.
Bessie Lee must, I think, have been a girl of good natural capacity, for she was smart in all she did, and had a remarkable knack of narrative; so, at least, I judge from the impression made on me by her nursery tales.
By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr.
She has the flexible face, the manageable voice, and the dramatic knack which fit a woman for character-parts and disguises on the stage.
Having a memory like a filing system, and a knack for invention, Lockwood was well fitted to create such a depart- ment.
Nobody need have any doubt about that," said Sancho, "for my master has a very happy knack of matchmaking; it's not many days since he forced another man to marry, who in the same way backed out of his promise to another maiden; and if it had not been for his persecutors the enchanters changing the man's proper shape into a lacquey's the said maiden would not be one this minute.