Part of speech: noun

Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.

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Usage examples "prowess":

  1. Let Lieutenant Laurent see the men in their bivouacs at night under the stars, and witness their prowess under arms, ces animaux would soon become mes enfants. - "The Truants", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.
  2. The small eyes of the Kaffir glistened like those of an animal, and he followed every movement of the Zulu, who was going through a performance by which he meant to strike his opponent with terror at his prowess. - "The Golden Rock", Ernest Glanville.
  3. The coltello used to be, and still is at times, the favourite gift of a girl to her lover- to have used it with deadly effect is in her eyes a necessary sign of prowess, and to feel it always ready is in his sight the welcome earnest of power to assert his virility. - "Rome", Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson.