Talent

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Talent

An ancient Greek unit of weight approximately equivalent to 25.86 or 37.8 kilograms, depending on the region.
References in classic literature ?
I wish you 'd go at something, then you 'd find how much talent and energy you really had.
To appoint Monsieur Baudoyer is to do honor to the virtues, the talents of the middle classes, of whom we shall ever be the supporters, though their cause seems at times a lost one.
In these instances the intellectual gifts do not make the impression of virtue, but almost of vice; and we feel that a man's talents stand in the way of his advancement in truth.
I knew a girl once, who had a really remarkable talent for music, and she didn't know it, never guessed what sweet little things she composed when she was alone, and wouldn't have believed it if anyone had told her.
Thus we find that ardent and vigorous genius, forced to rely on the independence of its own poverty, quits these cold regions where thought is persecuted by brutal indifference, where no woman is willing to be a sister of charity to a man of talent, of art, of science.
It is because we know how much is due from us that we are impatient to show some petty talent as a substitute for worth.
you yourself, Monsieur Stroeve, you don't think there's any talent there.
He made sketches of Watson in every conceivable attitude, and Watson was impressed by his talent.
There was something in the art of the last which seemed to me then, and still seems, the farthest reach of the author's great talent.
To do what is impossible for talent is the mark of genius.
The Highwayman was so pleased with the Traveller's philosophy and wit that he took him into partnership, and this splendid combination of talent started a newspaper.
A natural taste or talent is a great help in choosing, you know.