The Countess deftly steered the lifeboat, a resolute and unlikely vision in her ermine and pearls.
By bringing everything up, right now, Kerry does an end run around that tradition, while also deftly avoiding any specifics.
His Southern turkey is deep fried and deftly spiced; there is also a Cajun version with a spicy kick.
Colbert has deftly hosted benefits and other shows and given hilarious and poignant commencement speeches.
Our desire to feel like a local dies when we no longer take pleasure realizing how deftly we have adopted local customs.
This little plush cushion had been deftly fashioned for him, doubtless, by some veiled Fatmah or Zorah.
Yet even from this rebuff he managed to deftly extract a compliment.
He remembered once being by while she replaced one of its ribs so deftly that he seemed to be looking on at a surgical operation.
Tom deftly slipped the jack of diamonds to the bottom of the pack.
Her eye lighting on a gourdful of water on the puncheon table, she tore a strip from her dress and washed and bound me deftly.
Old English gedæfte "mild, gentle," differentiated in Middle English into daft (q.v.) and this word, via sense of "apt, skillful, adept." Cognate with Gothic gadaban "to be fit," Old Norse dafna "to grow strong," Dutch deftig "important, relevant."