She was a very proficient skier.
The instructor was proficient in single rope techniques to move between the levels up to 60 meters apart.
He is a proficient pearl diver.
She is a proficient, graceful swimmer, and her devotion to technique is paramount.
He became, in fact, the ideal Greek youth, equally proficient in the "musical" and "gymnastic" branches of Greek education.
Sundevall - equally proficient in classical as in ornithological knowledge - was, in 1863, compelled to leave more than a score of the birds of which Aristotle wrote unidentified.
He obeyed the summons, and the pope himself became his first and apparently one of his most proficient pupils.
Skills gaps persist for the vast majority of junior level professionals who are thought to be fully proficient at their job.
He devoted himself particularly to the study of the classical languages, and became unusually proficient in Latin composition.
She read Latin and Greek, was a proficient in music, and in the sciences so far as they were then accessible.
On the 6th of October 1382 the crown licence in mortmain was issued, on the loth-13th of October the site was conveyed, and on the 20th of October 1382 "Sancte Marie collegium" or in vulgar tongue "Seinte Marie College of Wynchestre by Wynchestre" was founded for a warden and "70 pore and needy scholars studying and becoming proficient in grammaticals or the art and science of grammar."
Dr. Bell is proficient in many fields of science, and has the art of making every subject he touches interesting, even the most abstruse theories.
The physician had an only daughter, Clara Maria by name, who, besides being proficient in music, understood Latin, it is said, so perfectly that she was able to teach her father's pupils in his absence.
Johnnie is a proficient reader.
So proficient did he become that he was able to retain the equivalent of sixty pages of printed matter in his memory, turning and returning them as he walked or drove.
In March 1753 he entered St Paul's school, London, where he remained for three years and a half, becoming a proficient classical scholar.
To these was added the special growth of freedom - the art of public speaking, in which the Sicilian Greeks became especially proficient, Corax being the founder of the rhetorical school of Sicily.
Attainments he is reported to have been acquainted with philosophy, and it is evident from his subsequent career that he had studied jurisprudence; moreover, besides being proficient in vocal and instrumental music, he cultivated the art of poetry with much success.
He received his education at Oxford where he became proficient in law, medicine and the natural sciences.
These are perfectly proficient musicians doing a perfectly proficient rendition of an average pub rock band.
They are all technically proficient, so I am not quite sure what the point actually is.
They sent a proficient linguist, fluent in more than ten languages.
At school and at Harvard University he in nowise distinguished himself, though he was an intelligently receptive student; he became, however, proficient enough in Greek, Latin, and the more general acquirements to enable him to act for a time as a master.
He was a proficient in medicine, among other qualifications for this post, and he remained for years on intimate terms with the most extreme men in the Fenian organization under all its forms. His services enabled the British government to take measures which led to the fiasco of the Canadian invasion of 1870 and Riel's surrender in 1871, and he supplied full details concerning the various Irish-American associations, in which he himself was a prominent member.
Jefferson was an expert violinist, a good singer and dancer, proficient in outdoor sports, and an excellent horseman.
Miss Nightingale neglected nothing that could make her proficient in her self-chosen task.
His interest in music was indeed stimulated from 1862 onwards by his friendship with Balakirev, and from 1863 by his marriage with a lady who was an accomplished pianist; but in his earlier years he had been proficient both in playing the piano, violin, 'cello and other instruments, and also in composing; and during life he did his best to pursue his studies in both music and chemistry with equal enthusiasm.
Having made himself proficient in practical bee-work and chosen a suitable location for his apiary, the bee-keeper should carefully select the particular type of hive most suited to his means and requirements.
He became a proficient copper engraver, and engraved several anti-British caricatures in the years before the War of Independence.
42) and educated in Greek learning, in which he became proficient (Or.
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.