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nimble
used in Jane Eyre

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

(someone who is agile does things easily)
  • Mrs. Reed looked up from her work; her eye settled on mine, her fingers at the same time suspended their nimble movements.
    Chapter 4 (70% in)
  • Mrs. Reed was rather a stout woman; but, on hearing this strange and audacious declaration, she ran nimbly up the stair, swept me like a whirlwind into the nursery, and crushing me down on the edge of my crib, dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
    Chapter 4 (7% in)
  • Jane" (he turned to me for the first time since his re-entrance), "take this key: go down into my bedroom, and walk straight forward into my dressing-room: open the top drawer of the wardrobe and take out a clean shirt and neck-handkerchief: bring them here; and be nimble."
    Chapter 20 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "nimble" in Jane Eyre.

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