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1. Possessing or exercising skill; expert. See Synonyms at proficient.
2. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill: a skillful ascent of the summit.

skill′ful·ly adv.
skill′ful·ness n.
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Adv.1.skillfully - with skill; "fragments of a nearly complete jug, skillfully restored at the institute of archaeology"
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The situation of Windygates had been skillfully chosen in that part of the county where the fertile lowlands first begin to merge into the mountain region beyond.
Noiselessly, skillfully stepping with his little feet in low shoes, Iogel flew first across the hall with Natasha, who, though shy, went on carefully executing her steps.
Then he jointed together the blades of his sword and balanced it very skillfully upon the end of his nose.
Sternly he set himself to bring order out of disorder, and the wilfull, lawless nobles soon found to their surprise that the gentle poet had a will of iron and a hand of steel, and that he could wield a sword and scepter as skillfully as his pen.
The colonel, thinking it all over, made up his mind not to pursue the matter further, but then for his own satisfaction proceeded to cross-examine Vronsky about his interview; and it was a long while before he could restrain his laughter, as Vronsky described how the government clerk, after subsiding for a while, would suddenly flare up again, as he recalled the details, and how Vronsky, at the last half word of conciliation, skillfully maneuvered a retreat, shoving Petritsky out before him.
Those in whom the faculty of reason is predominant, and who most skillfully dispose their thoughts with a view to render them clear and intelligible, are always the best able to persuade others of the truth of what they lay down, though they should speak only in the language of Lower Brittany, and be wholly ignorant of the rules of rhetoric; and those whose minds are stored with the most agreeable fancies, and who can give expression to them with the greatest embellishment and harmony, are still the best poets, though unacquainted with the art of poetry.
"So," replied De Winter, laughing, "that beautiful hair so skillfully disheveled, that white skin, and that languishing look, have not yet seduced you, you heart of stone?"
Summary: New York [United States], June 19 (ANI): IBM has built a new AI-based system called Project Debater which, as the name suggests, can debate skillfully and present arguments without bias.
With its giddy highs and orchestral flourishes, musical glitter balls and assorted baubles, The Circus is skillfully stage-managed theatrical pop which succeeds in emphasising both individual personalities and their newlyestablished group democracy.
The colorful, shaded illustrations by former gallery painter Ned Gannon trace the path of the grapes from field to wine press, wine cellar, and church, where they become the wine of Holy Communion, and the text by Orthodox journal columnist Jane Meyer skillfully explains the basics of the Eucharistic mystery: Grapes that come from the good earth and offered to the Creator as wine become drink infused with Jesus' Divine Life; through the True Vine, Jesus Christ, heaven joins earth, and the people once again find themselves in Paradise.
This magnificent novel was written with proficiency, Gagliani knows horror fiction and he has supplied us with a skillfully crafted piece of dark literature.