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agile
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
able to move well quickly and easily

or:

able to think well quickly and easily
  • The Jew stepped back in this emergency, with more agility than could have been anticipated in a man of his apparent decrepitude; and, seizing up the pot, prepared to hurl it at his assailant's head.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (9% in)
  • As the lady had stated her intention of screaming, of course she would have screamed at this additional boldness, but that the exertion was rendered unnecessary by a hasty knocking at the door: which was no sooner heard, than Mr. Bumble darted, with much agility, to the wine bottles, and began dusting them with great violence: while the matron sharply demanded who was there.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (87% in)
  • Giles followed as well as he could; and Oliver followed too; and in the course of a minute or two, Mr. Losberne, who had been out walking, and just then returned, tumbled over the hedge after them, and picking himself up with more agility than he could have been supposed to possess, struck into the same course at no contemptible speed, shouting all the while, most prodigiously, to know what was the matter.
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (8% in)

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