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nimble
used in Arrowsmith

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

(someone who is agile does things easily)
  • Her confidence in him, the affection of this uprooted old woman bewildered in a strange land, overcame him; he lost all his whiskycolored feeling that he was a nimble fellow, and in a melancholy way, with all the weight of life again upon him, he sighed that no, nothing had happened, but he'd forgotten to tell Madeline something—so shor—so sorry call so late—could he speak Mad just minute— Then Madeline was bubbling, "Why, Marty dear, what is it?
    Chapter 6 (65% in)

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