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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLEETNESS

Off he flies, with the fleetness of fear, and in a few moments is seen no more.

The fleetness of his beast enabled him to distance all pursuit, and he escaped.

On many an occasion he owed his life to the fleetness of his mare.

It was owing only to the fleetness of his horse that Tarleton escaped.

If I possess any physical accomplishment in which I have confidence it is my fleetness of foot.

Of course Gabriel had nothing for it but his fleetness of limb.

We feel as if his fleetness and boundless impulses were for the moment our own.

Still the stag did not attempt to fly, yet in fleetness it could have outstripped the wind.

To the lion she gives claws and teeth; to the horse his hoofs and fleetness.

The fleetness and endurance of this creature are extraordinary.

WORD ORIGIN

"swift," 1520s, but probably older than the record; apparently from or cognate with Old Norse fliotr "swift," and from the root of fleet (v.)). Related: Fleetness.

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