agile

[ aj-uhl, -ahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF agile

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGILE

In stature he was about five feet eleven inches, and was apparently as agile as a leopard.

She had neither the strength of limb nor the agile grace of the mountaineer.

The performers had been as agile then as now; but their agility had been free from any danger of a tumble.

This is a chance for a young and agile torero to show his skill.

Nimble cried in reply, “Behold, how agile and entertaining I am!”

No animal is agile and strong enough to be sure of escaping.

His arms went about her agile little body, as her fingers clung to him.

It is not as much of a climber as the Racers are, nor is it as agile; but it is braver and will fight when cornered.

The men on the bank were watching his agile movements with interest.

He was past sixty, but was as agile as any of his celebrated pupils.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.

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