ingenuity

Part of speech: noun

Contrivance; dexterity; skill.

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Usage examples "ingenuity":

  1. It is just the same truth under every one of these different theories, but if we persist in regarding them literally we shall miss it, for by no kind of ingenuity can we square the theory of St. Paul with that of the other writers; the way of putting it is different. - "The New Theology", R. J. Campbell.
  2. When this is done, a lady of common ingenuity can cut and fit a dress by these patterns. - "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  3. The boys had made the good ship Jason with some ingenuity. - "Ethel Morton's Holidays", Mabell S. C. Smith.