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Definition of a person's body:  flexible (capable of moving, bending, and stretching easily)


readily adaptable — especially of someone's mind
  • Yoga has helped me to become more limber.
limber = flexible
  • She has limber problem solving skills.
  • limber = readily adaptable
  • Stretching every day helps to keep me limber.
  • limber = flexible
  • The violist limbered her wrists before the concert
  • limbered = stretched and warmed up
  • My stiff limbs are well on the way to becoming as limber as they used to be.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • limber = flexible
  • He just lay there in the sunshine, all stretched out and limber as a rag.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
  • limber = flexible (capable of moving, bending, and stretching easily)
  • So limber, in fact, he could touch behind his ankles, and raise a leg to his belly.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • limber = flexible (capable of moving, bending, and stretching easily)
  • After rounding off his limbering-up exercises with a few vigorous arm swings, His Lordship begins dressing.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • limbering = warming (to get flexible)
  • The habit had become part of him, and he would need his fingers to be limber to have even half a chance of murdering Mance Rayder.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • We'll try it limber, and bring off the shot.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Alessandro sat down at the typewriter and cracked his knuckles to limber them up.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Maybe we can catch him before he limbers up.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • I have to move, to make up for that Kulmbach beer and limber up my wooden leg.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She was such a limber maid that 'a could stand no hardship, even when I knowed her, and 'a went like a candle-snoff, so 'tis said.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Not me; I felt good, muscles warm and limber.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • You almost expected to see a long, limber stinger protruding from the rear of it.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Chingachgook was already in the canoe, and he dipped the implement the other named into the water, just as Hurry's limber tongue ceased.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • I pulled the husband figure out, his limbs bouncing around excitedly, a dancer limbering up.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He rolled his eyes and went through a limber, satiric buck-and-wing.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I limbered my legs on the barre and started to practice.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer

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