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Definition moving quickly with coordination and balance  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking
  • Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.
nimble = moving quickly with coordination and balance  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking
  • She watched her daughter's nimble fingers type instructions into the iPhone.
  • Today it is a larger and less nimble company.
  • But Maycomb would have been closer to the river had it not been for the nimble-wittedness of one Sinkfield, who in the dawn of history operated an inn where two pig-trails met, the only tavern in the territory.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • nimble = quick and smart
  • White fingers and nimble tore at the string and paper. And then an ecstatic scream of joy;...
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Magi
  • nimble = moving quickly and easily
  • The smelly nimble-footed thief.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • nimble = moving quickly and lightly
  • Tall gleaming black boots stepped nimbly down the rungs.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • nimbly = moving quickly with coordination and balance
  • The lamp shade rattled faintly and Toohey felt the nimble under his shoe soles: the presses were rolling.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Penny says it keeps his fingers nimble.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • His black hair was slicked down, and he looked nimble and well pressed.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • She gets up and I follow her footsteps as she nimbly avoids the rotting patches of floor.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • She tried to pull it off, but the little man skipped nimbly out of her way.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Polybotes jabbed his trident and swung his weighted net, but Scipio was almost as nimble as Anion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • They tied the bags to their waists and they slapped their hands together to warm stiff fingers that had to be nimble.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He knew they were from parts of the world where kids played street soccer—with quick passes and nimble footwork.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • They were slender but sinewy hands, which made me think of two nimble little animals.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us; But Moyses and Valerius follow him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • He took the eggs quickly and nimbly but not nimbly enough: one fell to the rug and broke.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Switching onto the offensive, she nimbly swept toward him.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Kalyani put a steel nimbler of steaming coffee on the table for her husband.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things

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