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nimble
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • These creatures were of the size of a large mastiff, but infinitely more nimble and fierce; so that if I had taken off my belt before I went to sleep, I must have infallibly been torn to pieces and devoured.
  • They climbed high trees as nimbly as a squirrel, for they had strong extended claws before and behind, terminating in sharp points, and hooked.
  • They are prodigiously nimble from their infancy.
  • They observed by my teeth, which they viewed with great exactness, that I was a carnivorous animal; yet most quadrupeds being an overmatch for me, and field mice, with some others, too nimble, they could not imagine how I should be able to support myself, unless I fed upon snails and other insects, which they offered, by many learned arguments, to evince that I could not possibly do.

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  • Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.
  • She watched her daughter’s nimble fingers type instructions into the iPhone.

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