She wished she could share Katie's faith in her brother, but the only picture she could summons was a short, pale, overweight man with more brains for business than aptitude in mechanics.
From her early years she showed great aptitude for study, an ardent and enthusiastic spirit, and unquestionable talent.
The teachers must not belong to any congregation, and must have a diploma of aptitude for teaching and the degree of licenci.
He was not without aptitude for diplomacy, and his intuitive insight and perception of character sometimes enabled him to outwit the crafty politicians by whom he was surrounded.
While, under the control of Europeans, the Tongans have shown some aptitude for administration, they fail when left to themselves.
The ultimate victory of England seems due less to any particular aptitude for dealing with oriental problems than to a better command of the seas and to considerations of European politics.
His father began to teach him Latin, but ceased on discovering the boy's greater inclination and aptitude for mathematical studies.
The bark is completely dog-like, and the primitive hunting instincts have been cultivated into a marvellous aptitude for herding sheep and cattle.
Trained in a hard school, he showed a precocious aptitude for war and government.
At an early age he showed remarkable aptitude for acquiring languages, but straitened circumstances compelled him to earn his own living.
Tierney was a shrewd man of the world, with a natural aptitude for business.
The town-bred soldier of the eastern states was a thoughtful citizen who was determined to do his duty, but he had far less natural aptitude for war than his enemy from the Carolinas or his comrade from Illinois or Kansas.
He was educated in the Jesuit college at Parma, and showed at first a great aptitude for mathematics.
As I have said before, I had no aptitude for mathematics; the different points were not explained to me as fully as I wished.
It is true rather that she has a special aptitude for thinking, and her leaning toward language is due to the fact that language to her meant life.
So Helen Keller's aptitude for language is her whole mental aptitude, turned to language because of its extraordinary value to her.
So the first task Pierre had to face was one for which he had very little aptitude or inclination--practical business.
Tikhon, who at first did rough work, laying campfires, fetching water, flaying dead horses, and so on, soon showed a great liking and aptitude for partisan warfare.