1 I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs.
2 Before the mare had time to move, Vronsky stepped with an agile, vigorous movement into the steel-toothed stirrup, and lightly and firmly seated himself on the creaking leather of the saddle.
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3 And, looking at his strong, agile, assiduously careful and needlessly wary movements, the mother felt her mind at rest, and smiled gaily and approvingly as she watched him.
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4 Clifford managed to swing himself over on to the low, wheeled house-chair; he was very strong and agile with his arms.
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5 He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
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6 He was a fine figure of a man, tall, lithe, and agile, with a springy step and a pleasant, open face.
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7 A team of cricketers passed, agile young men in flannels and blazers, one of them carrying the long green wicket-bag.
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8 Towards Findlater's church a quartet of young men were striding along with linked arms, swaying their heads and stepping to the agile melody of their leader's concertina.
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9 While the point was being debated a tall agile gentleman of fair complexion, wearing a long yellow ulster, came from the far end of the bar.
10 Every moment the vigorous and agile young ruffian indulged in the twitchings of a wild beast caught in a snare.
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11 These three others fenced against him with their agile swords.
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12 These animals, though wild and agile as chamois, were too much like domestic goats, and Franz could not consider them as game.
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13 I obeyed: joy made me agile: I sprang up before him.
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14 With that went the easy bow of a military man and the agile backward movement of an india-rubber ball.
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15 The father, with the agility of an acrobat, seized a broken-nosed jug which stood on the chimney, and flung the water on the brands.
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