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nimble
used in Henry IV, Part 1

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)
  • Where is his son, The nimble-footed madcap Prince of Wales, And his comrades, that daff the world aside, And bid it pass?
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The Rebel Camp near Shrewsbury (70% in)
  • — Then did we two set on you four; and, with a word, outfaced you from your prize, and have it; yea, and can show it you here in the house: and, Falstaff, you carried yourself away as nimbly, with as quick dexterity, and roared for mercy, and still ran and roar'd, as ever I heard bull-calf.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Eastcheap. A Room in the Boar's-Head Tavern (47% in)
  • ...And, being fed by us, you used us so As that ungentle gull, the cuckoo-bird, Useth the sparrow; did oppress our nest; Grew by our feeding to so great a bulk, That even our love thirst not come near your sight For fear of swallowing; but with nimble wing We were enforced, for safety-sake, to fly Out of your sight, and raise this present head: Whereby we stand opposed by such means As you yourself have forged against yourself, By unkind usage, dangerous countenance, And violation of all...
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The King's Camp near Shrewsbury (46% in)

There are no more uses of "nimble" in Henry IV, Part 1.

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