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nimble

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Definition quick and agile  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking

(someone who is agile does things easily)
  • She watched her daughter's nimble fingers type instructions into the iPhone.
nimble = quick and agile
  • She has a nimble mind.
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • Today it is a larger and less nimble company.
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • Her nimble fingers danced on the keyboard.
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • I think of my nimble sister racing through the brush, always just out of my reach.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • When he propped two logs against the cottage wall to make a crude ladder, she amused him by climbing nimbly up after him.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • nimbly = quickly and easily
  • ...for her daughter's words were utterly unlike her mother's had been, they were quick and nimble and new.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • nimble = quick, clever, and smart
  • He rose nimbly, went over to an old wooden cupboard, and dug in an overstuffed drawer.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • nimbly = with ease
  • Then if Bilbo was very nimble, he could slip out just behind them; though it was a dangerous thing to do.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • nimble = quick and light on his feet
  • The heart of flame leapt nimbly across the gap between the trees and then went swinging and flaring along the whole row of them.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • nimbly = quickly and easily
  • A nimble officer clambers onto the roof with a canister in his hand.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • It was the kind of plane that men wanted to be seen in: handsome, masculine, nimble, fiercely armed, reliable, long-winded, and practically indestructible.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • When we arrived at the lake, Shawn and Emily slipped nimbly off their horses and began to make camp; it was all I could do to unhitch Apollo's saddle and ease myself onto a fallen tree.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • nimbly = quickly and easily
  • 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
  • Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us; But Moyses and Valerius follow him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • nimble = quick
  • When he emerged at the quarry he felt secure, and so he picked up his nimble heels and flew.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • nimble = quick
  • He was small and nimble, pacing the school office with his manic yet businesslike movements and mannerisms.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • nimble = quick and agile
  • I bid her be cautious lest she got a fall, and she nimbly disappeared.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • nimbly = quickly and easily
  • She missed watching her hands crocheting, her fingers moving nimbly.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
nimbly = quickly and easily

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