Sentence Examples


  • Dean's lack of proficiency at mountain climbing left him to make do instead of utilizing a more effective and safer method of descent.
  • Its main object is to perfect the proficiency of players in certain departments of bowls proper.
  • There again his proficiency, especially in physical science, was marked, and he was one of the young Russians chosen to complete their education in foreign countries.
  • He still continued his yearly experimental contributions to the North American Review, elaborating them with a view as much to ultimate historical proficiency as to immediate literary effect, the essays on Scottish Song (1826), Novel-Writing (1827), Moliere (1828), and Irving's Granada (1829)) belonging to this preparatory period.
  • Apart from decided signs of proficiency in mathematics, he showed no special ability.

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