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Definitiona graceful, flexible body — often implying thinness
graceful, flexible body movement
- She made a little curtsy as he bowed, and then, as he straightened and started toward her with a peculiarly lithe Indian-like gait, her hand went to her mouth in horror, for she knew who he was.2.9 (56% in)
- He stood nearly six and a half feet tall, a giant of a man, ebony black, stepping along with the lithe grace of a powerful animal, his white teeth flashing as he led the gang in "Go Down, Moses."3.17 (73% in)
- When the devil drove, Mammy could be as swift as a lithe black sixteen-year-old and her curiosity to get into Rhett's room made her work faster.5.59 (94% in)
There are no more uses of "lithe" in Gone with the Wind.
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