expertness :

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  • n  skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge

  • He prizes "the expertness of the man rather than the man himself" because this is what really counts in the "bureaucratized and organized society" in which he lives.
  • This man ran around Athens from one market to another, tried fish, vegetables, meat, chose with a gourmand's expertness the best there was to buy .
  • Technically they are expert, and in such nostalgic pictures of Manhattan as The Lafayette (reproduced opposite) the luminous depth of their color goes beyond mere expertness.

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