The general who is skilled
in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled
in attack flashes forth from the topmost heights of heaven.
No, I am not skilled
in letter-writing, Barbara, and, without being told so, or any one laughing at me for it, I know that, whenever I try to describe anything with more than ordinary distinctness, I fall into the mistake of talking sheer rubbish.
It is not an individual, temperamental achievement, but simply the skilled
use of a captured force, merely another step forward upon the way of universal conquest.
He had two sons, Phegeus and Idaeus, both of them skilled
in all the arts of war.
The old man, skilled
in the human heart, did not attempt to argue in such a matter.
When Tess had occupied herself about an hour the next morning in altering and improving the arrangements, according to her skilled
ideas as the daughter of a professed poulterer, the door in the wall opened and a servant in white cap and apron entered.
Another method is for the people in general to meet for the choice of the magistrates, and to examine into their conduct; and also to deliberate concerning war and alliances, and to leave other things to the magistrates, whoever happen to be chosen, whose particular employments are such as necessarily require persons well skilled
Napoleon's historians describe to us his skilled
maneuvers at Tarutino and Malo-Yaroslavets, and make conjectures as to what would have happened had Napoleon been in time to penetrate into the rich southern provinces.
Before the slower and less skilled
paddlers in Mugambi's canoe could press their advantage and effect a boarding of the enemy the latter had turned swiftly down-stream and were paddling for their lives in the direction of the Kincaid, which was now visible to them.
You need the discipline of study, such as only skilled
teachers can give you.
Let me merely record that I was a kind of machine in the hands of these four skilled
The rooms were dried by steam; the cellars were stocked; the manager collected round him his army of skilled
servants; and the new hotel was advertised all over Europe to open in October.