adeptness in the performance of our values must be ever-present, but identifying and sticking with those values come first.
Also his adeptness in dodging was called upon more and more.
His eye is always upon his neighbour's defects, and I never cease to marvel at its adeptness.
Some men are born with an adeptness for crime of a certain character.
An adeptness at discovering grievances has lately been one of the principal recommendations to public notice and popular applause.
And when night drew near and they made camp, what joy it was to hear her exclamations of wonder at his adeptness!
She answered shortly enough, and the skimming of the milk was not done with the adeptness which she usually displayed.
He didn't handle them with the adeptness of a Belt man, but he wasn't too awkward.
If so, the little trick had been done with deplorable spontaneity or adeptness of usage.
Lubimoff was astonished at the way this woman spoke in all seriousness of her present adeptness.
"an expert," especially "one who is skilled in the secrets of anything," 1660s, from Latin adeptus (see adept (adj.)). The Latin adjective was used as a noun in this sense in Medieval Latin among alchemists.