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nimble
used in Oliver Twist

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

(someone who is agile does things easily)
  • All this time, the two boys followed him closely about: getting out of his sight, so nimbly, every time he turned round, that it was impossible to follow their motions.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (75% in)
  • The old crone tottered along the passages, and up the stairs, muttering some indistinct answers to the chidings of her companion; being at length compelled to pause for breath, she gave the light into her hand, and remained behind to follow as she might: while the more nimble superior made her way to the room where the sick woman lay.
    Chapter 24 — Treats on a Very Poor Subject. But is a Short One, and.... (12% in)

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