Sentence Examples


  • Neither of us was proficient at using a saw and we'd managed only two rungs when exhaustion caught up with us and the light faded for permanently.
  • While the pretty young thing was only slightly more linguistically proficient than Maria, her enthusiasm equaled the older woman's and the town was duly blanketed with election literature.
  • He devoted himself particularly to the study of the classical languages, and became unusually proficient in Latin composition.
  • The renewal of interest in classical literature was shown in the prohibition of the study of sophistry by any scholar under the age of eighteen, unless he had been pronounced proficient in grammaticals.
  • For this purpose they instituted a severe system of discipline, divided their members into three classes - the Perfect, the Proficient, and the Beginners, and appointed over each congregation a body of lay elders.

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