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  • 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.   (source)
    nimble = quick and smart
  • When he propped two logs against the cottage wall to make a crude ladder, she amused him by climbing nimbly up after him.   (source)
    nimbly = quickly and easily
  • The heart of flame leapt nimbly across the gap between the trees and then went swinging and flaring along the whole row of them.   (source)
  • The smelly nimble-footed thief.   (source)
    nimble = moving quickly and lightly
  • Tall gleaming black boots stepped nimbly down the rungs.   (source)
    nimbly = moving quickly with coordination and balance
  • ...for her daughter's words were utterly unlike her mother's had been, they were quick and nimble and new.   (source)
    nimble = quick, clever, and smart
  • As they argued, a most peculiar little figure stepped nimbly from behind the sign and approached them, talking all the while.   (source)
    nimbly = quickly and easily
  • Van Helsing stepped from the carriage with the eager nimbleness of a boy.   (source)
    nimbleness = quickness and agility
  • White fingers and nimble tore at the string and paper. And then an ecstatic scream of joy;...   (source)
    nimble = moving quickly and easily
  • When he emerged at the quarry he felt secure, and so he picked up his nimble heels and flew.   (source)
    nimble = quick
  • Rather tall, of a lithe nimble figure, extremely pale, with large faded eyes, and a quantity of streaming hair.   (source)
    nimble = quick and agile
  • I bid her be cautious lest she got a fall, and she nimbly disappeared.   (source)
    nimbly = quickly and easily
  • Nimbly, Roy had squirted out of Dana's moist grasp, and now he huddled on the cluttered floor while Dana stumbled around, punching blindly.†   (source)
  • Watching her hands carefully finish another stitch, I wished I would have hands as nimble as hers when I was ninety.†   (source)
  • Fingers, though blunt, were far more nimble than a hook.†   (source)
  • Out on the ocean, diamonds of sunlight danced on the water, and Eddie stared at their nimble movement.†   (source)
  • Nimble and Ketch, get that girl.†   (source)
  • There were slick spots here and there on the floor that the Helpers hadn't mopped up yet, and Kate nimbly avoided these, trying not to think about them.†   (source)
  • Switching onto the offensive, she nimbly swept toward him.†   (source)
  • I notice other things too: how familiar he is with streets far from the Lake sector, as if he could walk them blindfolded; how nimble his fingers are when they smooth down the wrinkles at his shirt's waist; how he looks at buildings as if memorizing them.†   (source)
  • Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack has got a big candlestick.†   (source)
  • He was nimble, acrobatic.†   (source)
  • He blew one long, low, nimbly sound and I knew right then, with that one deep, sad moan, what the most beautiful sound in the world was.†   (source)
  • A nearby thunk announces Tramy as he jumps from the upper loft, landing beside us on nimble feet.†   (source)
  • We marveled at her as we watched her nimble fingers play the hangers like so many keys.†   (source)
  • "The one thing my lousy father taught me," the Colonel said as his hands nimbly threaded the tie into a perfect knot, "was how to tie a tie.†   (source)
  • "If only old Selmy's mind were as nimble as his blade," he said wistfully, "our council meetings would be a good deal livelier."†   (source)
  • "I liked your idea of the army being voluntary," Mary said, her nimble fingers hard at work.†   (source)
  • His long, nimble fingers wouldn't stop moving—drumming on the seat, sweeping his hair behind his ears, fiddling with the buttons of his army fatigue jacket.†   (source)
  • He moved nimbly through the maze of the shop and held out his hand.†   (source)
  • The Shade examined the ground twenty feet below, then jumped and landed nimbly in front of her.†   (source)
  • The hOlos showed the Bikura grabbing the vines and scrambling down the cliff face as nimbly as the little arboreals that fill the chalma and weirwood forest.†   (source)
  • Incredibly nimble and quick feet.†   (source)
  • He was already halfway down the stairwell, his limbs nimble and spidery.†   (source)
  • A Metaverse vehicle can be as fast and nimble as a quark.†   (source)
  • Penny says it keeps his fingers nimble.†   (source)
  • Nimble as his marten, Dustfinger wriggled out of those powerful arms and stumbled toward the braziers.†   (source)
  • Kalyani put a steel nimbler of steaming coffee on the table for her husband.†   (source)
  • He slid nimbly between her and the door.†   (source)
  • My nimble fingers were put to a use my parents or Abenthy never would have guessed.†   (source)
  • If he can hold it together like this, coming across as a nimble conversationalist, why can't he see the madness of bedding down with cockroaches?†   (source)
  • Cara is surprisingly nimble—she moves over the rungs like she's plucking banjo strings, touching each one only briefly before she moves to the next one.†   (source)
  • Pebbles slithered underfoot and she danced across them without considering the nimbleness required.†   (source)
  • Alvin Hooks, the prosecutor—he appeared more nimble than ever in her presence—was keenly interested in Etta's finances.†   (source)
  • The cat clawed her face and chest in an effort to right itself, then leaped nimbly to the floor.†   (source)
  • But you have to understand, Patria Mercedes was in those timbers, in the nimble workings of the transoms, she was in those wide boards on the floor and in that creaky door opening on its old hinges.†   (source)
  • Spreading her arms wide, Abby went in for a hug that Jordan nimbly sidestepped.†   (source)
  • He had one leg too short, and the makings of a humpback, but he moved forward toward her with surprising speed and nimbleness.†   (source)
  • The boy, as nimble as a squirrel, climbed up into the beams, pounded in a nail or two, slipped the wire around them, and passed it under the pipe.†   (source)
  • He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.†   (source)
  • Without further ado, he leans forward, catches hold of something around the side of the stock car, and climbs nimbly to the roof.†   (source)
  • And the light is on in his basement window way past midnight every night as the Delayed Reaction Elements the technicians installed lend nimble skills to his fingers as he bends over the doped figure of his wife, his two little girls just four and six, the neighbor he goes bowling with Mondays; he adjusts them like he was adjusted.†   (source)
  • One was the master of the earth, or at least believed himself to be, and the other was a nimble dweller in trees, a cousin of the master of the earth.†   (source)
  • He knew they were from parts of the world where kids played street soccer—with quick passes and nimble footwork.†   (source)
  • Chubs's fingers were quick and nimble as he opened the peanut butter crackers and started in on them.†   (source)
  • Rawlins executed a nimble ninestep stomp on the old board floor and stood grinning in the dust he'd raised.†   (source)
  • I leaped nimbly from the branch to his side, soundlessly landing again on the balls of my feet.†   (source)
  • Mamitu had nimble fingers and first-rate technical skills, and even if her biological knowledge was limited, she steadily accumulated experience repairing internal injuries.†   (source)
  • With nimble fingers she unties Pippa's rowboat and sends it out onto the lake with a shove.†   (source)
  • After a couple of hours spent negotiating cliffs, traversing avalanche paths, and fording rivers and streams, the Afghans—renowned for being both hearty and nimble in their mountainous element—could not keep up the pace.†   (source)
  • Then the nimblest among them tightroped back and forth, looping support cables through the lash points the engineer had outlined and screwing them tightly in place with clamps.†   (source)
  • Long, nimble fingers set up the board.†   (source)
  • They are quick of hearing and sharp-eyed, and though they are inclined to be fat and do not hurry unnecessarily, they are nonetheless nimble and deft in their movements.†   (source)
  • Colonel Cathcart gulped awkwardly and made a nimble recovery.†   (source)
  • When he was certain he had pulled himself together,he stepped forward and floated nimbly to the ground.†   (source)
  • Horace pretended to trip over a curb, then bounced up nimbly and bowed like a dancer, tipping his hat.†   (source)
  • "Que lastima," my mother answered, and I knew her nimble fingers worked the pattern on the doily she crocheted for the big chair in the sala.†   (source)
  • I start to play and my fingers nimble up and I get off the stool and bang and crank against my guitar, pummel it until it screeches and screams just the way I want it to.†   (source)
  • Total crawled out and jumped nimbly into Iggy's arms.†   (source)
  • At once the first Mouse climbed nimbly up till he was perched on the rope that bound Tirian's chest and was wrinkling his blunt nose in front of Tirian's face.†   (source)
  • The leader of the Shataiki grinned and held a red fruit in his wiry and nimble fingers.†   (source)
  • Jason suddenly realized that the doctor's nimble fingers were no longer touching his neck; instead, there was the constricting bandage and the physician was standing beside him looking down.†   (source)
  • It always seemed motels like this were built for some miniature race you never came across, people with tiny, nimble fingers who actually preferred soap the size of credit cards and wrapped for their convenience.†   (source)
  • He had the touch of a young girl's nimble fingers.†   (source)
  • Bob plucked several empty platters off the table and ducked nimbly through the swinging doors.†   (source)
  • At eighty feet long, with hulls of two-inch-thick mahogany, and powered by three powerful Packard engines, these patrol torpedo (PT) boats are nimble vessels, capable of flitting in close to sink Japanese battleships with a battery of Mark VIII torpedoes.†   (source)
  • Nimble as a cricket, Teagan leapt on in front of her.†   (source)
  • His black hair was slicked down, and he looked nimble and well pressed.†   (source)
  • But Drizzt was as nimble as a cat.†   (source)
  • She sold the outfit with graceful twists and turns and clever choreography that had her stepping nimbly onto a pyramid of hard male bodies.†   (source)
  • Amanda Cardinal usually bore well the drift of her husband's nimble mind.†   (source)
  • His Korean sedan was quick and nimble, but now he drove it at the slow, lumbering pace of a fully loaded moving truck. fie followed the Eisenhower Avenue Connector to the Capital Beltway and the Beltway in a clockwise direction to Route 123 in Tysons.†   (source)
  • They bolted down the ramp nimbly, and as each cow saw the open gate ahead, she lowered her head and snorted, racing out the opening.†   (source)
  • This night, posted by the sea, he was gallant and wide awake and nimble-headed.†   (source)
  • The hero in a ghost story laughs a nimble laugh, his life so full it splatters red and gold on all the creatures around him.†   (source)
  • Surely, I thought, Sophie would be lying in bed when I returned, the golden hair shining in a rectangle of sunshine, the nimble loving hands outstretched, beckoning me to renewed delight ….†   (source)
  • Nimbly keeping away from the multifanged pack, I egg-shelled my way into Edna's kitchen.†   (source)
  • He took the eggs quickly and nimbly but not nimbly enough: one fell to the rug and broke.†   (source)
  • Why doesn't he look at himself, shooting off the same sentences, commas, lists of facts day in, day out, keeping up his barrage of journalistic philanthropy as nimble as the jumping of a flea?†   (source)
  • The last were the most popular-the boys pranced round shrieking with laughter and throwing the crackers about everywhere, yet they were nimble enough to skip out of harm's way.†   (source)
  • He stared at the woman while the frantic nimbleness of his feeling made his head sway.†   (source)
  • They put about too nimbly!†   (source)
  • The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice.   (source)
    nimble = quick and agile
  • Then if Bilbo was very nimble, he could slip out just behind them; though it was a dangerous thing to do.   (source)
    nimble = quick and light on his feet
  • Then off he went from door to door, until his following had grown to twelve-none of them any too nimble, what with the dark, and what with their long imprisonment.   (source)
    nimble = quick or agile
  • But Bard and some of the nimblest of men and elves climbed to the height of the Eastern shoulder to gain a view to the North.   (source)
    nimblest = most quick and agile
  • Then he gave a push and leaped nimbly into the stern.†   (source)
  • She gets up and I follow her footsteps as she nimbly avoids the rotting patches of floor.†   (source)
  • She nimbly leaped out, rushed to the dumbwaiter, and slid open the door.†   (source)
  • Nimbly, she went over to the armoire and found the latch.†   (source)
  • I stepped nimbly onto the ends of the dowel, my feet curling around the rope and wood.†   (source)
  • Nimbly she pounced into the clearing, landing several yards back from the fish.†   (source)
  • Petyr Baelish ducked aside nimbly, but Maester Colemon was not so quick.†   (source)
  • He kicks a rock on the ground, balancing it nimbly between his feet like a ball.†   (source)
  • But she was strong and moved nimbly up the narrow rocky path north of Betonie's hogan.†   (source)
  • It stepped nimbly over a stunning three-legged peacock trilling musical harmonies as it passed.†   (source)
  • The giant growled and charged at Hazel, but Arion nimbly darted out of the way.†   (source)
  • When the train stops she climbs nimbly over their backs and drops to the floor.†   (source)
  • Shagwell came hopping from leg to leg, dancing nimbly aside when Jaime slashed at him.†   (source)
  • He banked and maneuvered tightly, able to move much faster and more nimbly than the Flyboys.†   (source)
  • Angel nimbly bobbed and weaved, her white wings beating as fast as my heart.†   (source)
  • She plucks it nimbly from his fingers and pops it in her mouth.†   (source)
  • I took a swing at him, but he jumped back nimbly, and all I did was jar my left arm, making it hurt.†   (source)
  • Then he jumped nimbly to his feet and ran out of the garden.†   (source)
  • She dropped to the ground with surprising nimbleness and grabbed a sack of garbage from the Dumpster.†   (source)
  • The staff at Motter's was always amazed at how nimbly Nathaniel switched from one instrument to another.†   (source)
  • Her stomach made a hollow nimbly noise.†   (source)
  • At last, as he lunged forward, Arya nimbly sidestepped, sweeping the point of her sword up to his jawbone with supernatural speed.†   (source)
  • Arms full, he stepped nimbly around Shep and began to arrange some items on a nearby table: a bowl of hot water, shears, some clean linen, a few glass bottles, needle and gut.†   (source)
  • Walsh's job, as he saw it, was to create a system that suited Virgil Carter's talents: guile, nimbleness, and an ability to throw accurately, as long as he didn't have to throw far.†   (source)
  • Endearingly mismatched crockery lined the counter, behind which stood a blond girl in a waitress's pink-and-white apron, nimbly counting out change to a stocky man in a flannel shirt.†   (source)
  • It leaped nimbly to the other side of the corridor then back again, coming at me and Kate and Crumlin, shrieking.†   (source)
  • Crumlin roared and threw up his arms to pound the creature off, but the cloud cat nimbly retreated into the wiring overhead, escaping the bludgeoning force of Crumlin's fists.†   (source)
  • The Spiders were our best engineers–the ships they made for us danced nimbly and undetectably through the stars.†   (source)
  • Gimli started and then stood still as stone, staring, while the old man sprang up the rough steps as nimbly as a goat.†   (source)
  • Shukhov, the cigarette in his palm--he'd craved it so long and had already rolled it-sprang nimbly down, and slipped his feet into the valenki.†   (source)
  • She nimbly tied a knot on the cord that had connected the baby to its mother's blood, then quickly she bent and with her teeth she bit off the loose end.†   (source)
  • With that he sprang forth nimbly, and then Frodo noticed as if for the first time, though he had long known it, that the Elf had no boots, but wore only light shoes, as he always did, and his feet made little imprint in the snow.†   (source)
  • Lute in hand, he sauntered to the dais, hopping nimbly over a corpse or two, and seated himself cross-legged on the high table.†   (source)
  • Yossarian skipped nimbly around him, guiding Luciana along behind him through the apartment and out into the hallway.†   (source)
  • Glaedr crouched low to the ground, and Oromis nimbly climbed up his leg and into the saddle on his back.†   (source)
  • Drizzt finished his roll and landed on his feet on the far side of the table, nimbly dodging the grasp of the waiting verbeeg.†   (source)
  • In an instant, he changed into a red-capped lutin that snatched up the pinlegs case and raced nimbly across the room to where Madam Petra and Katarina were already escaping up the secret passage.†   (source)
  • He hounded the Second Years on both sides of the field; his heart beat furiously as he scrambled up ridges, leapt over sizable gaps in the turf, and nimbly changed directions at astonishing speeds.†   (source)
  • Preening and pruning himself effulgendy and strutting vaingloriously about the platform as he picked up momentum, he gave the men the colors of the day again and shifted nimbly into a rousing pep talk on the importance of the bridge at Avignon to the war effort and the obligation of each man on the mission to place love of country above love of life.†   (source)
  • Reepicheep ran forward, jumped on a chair and thence on to the table, and ran along it, threading his way as nimbly as a dancer between jewelled cups and pyramids of fruit and —ivory salt-cellars.†   (source)
  • And as Reepicheep began climbing up the rope not very nimbly because his wet fur made him heavy — Drinian leaned over and whispered to him, "Don't tell.†   (source)
  • He got to his feet with the nimbleness that was always his surprise, and said, "I'll come along with you.†   (source)
  • More than once he had been seized and the life half shaken out of him by a man waking up in a sweat of suspicion or nightmare, but he dealt nimbly as an animal with the violence and quick frenzy of dreamers.†   (source)
  • Dustfinger had always been proud of his own agility, but the boy was far nimbler, fast as a deer and with legs just as agile.†   (source)
  • She's going to get better," said Oz, always nimbler on the draw than was Lou with matters concerning their mother.†   (source)
  • My nimble-fingered brother dropped the microphone into a pit full of … oh, never mind.†   (source)
  • "Men of his size usually aren't very fast, or very nimble.†   (source)
  • "The boy?" asked the Jack called Nimble.†   (source)
  • "We just need you to answer some questions," said the big blond man, Mr. Nimble.†   (source)
  • I just don't have such nimble hands as our light-fingered friend.†   (source)
  • Mr. Nimble jumped toward Bod, his arms extended, leaping over the hole.†   (source)
  • Pippo scurried past him, nimble as a weasel, and disappeared into the house.†   (source)
  • Hedge danced through the tentacles with his nimble goat hooves, smashing away with gusto.†   (source)
  • The eunuch was climbing through the hold amidships, nimble for all his size.†   (source)
  • Despite his age and girth, he was still nimble enough, and clever as they came, but meek.†   (source)
  • Her nimble fingers flew so fast, twisting, braiding, weaving, that they were nearly invisible.†   (source)
  • Only a boy, yet nimble as a monkey and witty as a dozen courtiers.†   (source)
  • Almost fell to our deaths, but luckily I've got nimble hooves.†   (source)
  • She was sitting at a loom, weaving cream-colored cloth with fast, nimble movements.†   (source)
  • Forest wolves big enough to prey on a Nagra and nimble enough to catch Feldunost.†   (source)
  • Polybotes jabbed his trident and swung his weighted net, but Scipio was almost as nimble as Anion.†   (source)
  • Behind him trailed his goats, Otis and Marvin, but they weren't very nimble on their hooves.†   (source)
  • Silent as a wraith, the nimble clone bore down on Max with a long dagger in each hand.†   (source)
  • My grandfather is young and nimble on his feet, stripped to the waist, a knife in one hand.†   (source)
  • "I'm to work the fingers every day to keep them nimble, as Maester Aemon said."†   (source)
  • Long, nimble fingers clawing at my shirt, the fingers of an artist.†   (source)
  • Whatever you do, you must remain nimble in your thinking.†   (source)
  • But Fang was fast and nimble, and had a truckload of resentment and hunger for revenge.†   (source)
  • Wake up Pia and tell her she'd best be nimble for once, if she wants to keep both of her feet."†   (source)
  • Every heap of stones had a story, and Nimble Dick told them all.†   (source)
  • Glaedr started to twist around to face him, but the smaller dragon was too quick, too nimble.†   (source)
  • "He's naught t' do with old Nimble Dick, whoever he is.†   (source)
  • Nimble Dick pointed out a few as they climbed.†   (source)
  • Like the Erasers, they're not too nimble, but they're wicked fast and scarily strong.†   (source)
  • Podrick helped her lower Nimble Dick into his hole.†   (source)
  • "That's the old beacon tower," said Nimble Dick as he came up behind her.†   (source)
  • "Cheaper if we all shared the same bed, m'lady," Nimble Dick would say.†   (source)
  • To Maidenpool, to look for a man named Nimble Dick in a place called the Stinking Goose?†   (source)
  • As they broke their fast, Nimble Dick suggested that they wait for it to stop.†   (source)
  • "Monsters," Nimble Dick said, with relish.†   (source)
  • With Nimble Dick leading the way, they rode back into the pines.†   (source)
  • Brienne found herself praying that Nimble Dick was honest, and knew where he was taking them.†   (source)
  • She glanced at Nimble Dick suspiciously.†   (source)
  • Brienne thought it might have been a woman, and said as much to Nimble Dick.†   (source)
  • Renly was there, with Nimble Dick and Catelyn Stark.†   (source)
  • "You're the big one went off with Nimble Dick.†   (source)
  • She bought a cup of wine and said, "I am looking for a man called Nimble Dick."†   (source)
  • When he was not singing, Nimble Dick would talk, regaling them with tales of Crackclaw Point.†   (source)
  • "There's a clever lad," said Nimble Dick, laughing.†   (source)
  • "He never said, but old Nimble Dick knows the smell o' fear.†   (source)
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