superior skill

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Related to superior skill: deftness, skillfully
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Noun1.superior skill - more than ordinary ability
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
artistry, prowess, art - a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
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De Vac he knew to be too jealous of his fame as a swordsman to permit himself to be overcome by aught but superior skill, and this day Henry felt that he could best the devil himself.
This obliged them to make all the speed they could to evade the enemy, when they could but lament the absence of Dantes, whose superior skill in the management of a vessel would have availed them so materially.
The skill was equal, or, if anything, the superior skill had been his.
However it be, thou shalt not crow over us with a mere show of superior skill.
No—no——Judge,” returned the hunter, with an inward chuckle, and with that look of exultation that indicates a consciousness of superior skill, “you burnt your powder only to warm your nose this cold evening.
The pigmy size of the Lilliputians symbolizes the littleness of mankind and their interests; the superior skill in rope-dancing which with them is the ground for political advancement, the political intrigues of real men; and the question whether eggs shall be broken on the big or the little end, which has embroiled Lilliput in a bloody war, both civil and foreign, the trivial causes of European conflicts.
The one wise thing to do now was to pave the way for the exertion of Sir Patrick's superior influence, and Sir Patrick's superior skill.
The Super League champions took an early lead and shocked their hosts with some enterprising play, but in the end were forced to bow to the superior skill of the Storm, who showed some delightful touches in running in seven unanswered tries.
Still, the PH camp believes that Suarez's longer ring experience and superior skill could overturn the odds against him.
Lincoln's superior skill as a political organizer made him president.
I'VE always assumed that winners in sport possess either superior skill, athleticism, drive or ambition.
According to Brad Wegner, (Vice President and General Manager, Axon): Bob Williams brings to Axon a superior skill set in marketing innovation to the packaging industry, Pro Mach personnel have worked with Bob on various PMMI committees for years and are impressed with his integrity, knowledge, and energy.

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