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 Meanings and Examples of AGILITY
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agility
 n.  mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  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.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—STRATEGY AND TACTICS
2  In a twinkling, and with the agility of his age, he had reached the hole in the partition.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
3  Leblanc seized this moment, overturned the chair with his foot and the table with his fist, and with one bound, with prodigious agility, before Thenardier had time to turn round, he had reached the window.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
4  It regulated its pace by that of the first; but in the voluntary slowness of its gait, suppleness and agility were discernible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—MOTHER PLUTARQUE FINDS NO DIFFICULTY IN EXPLAI...
5  When a shot laid Marius low, Jean Valjean leaped forward with the agility of a tiger, fell upon him as on his prey, and bore him off.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIV—PRISONER
6  D'Artagnan, who though wanting in practice had a sound theory, redoubled his agility.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 5 THE KING'S MUSKETEERS AND THE CARDINAL'S GUARDS
7  She had the neophyte's shock of discovery that, outside of tracts, conservatives do not tremble and find no answer when an iconoclast turns on them, but retort with agility and confusing statistics.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  One brought his flute and another his violin, while there were some who sang and a number who performed upon the piano with various degrees of taste and agility.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
9  Walking up last to the boy, he felt of his arms, straightened his hands, and looked at his fingers, and made him jump, to show his agility.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
10  Catherine Petrovna did actually play valses and the ecossaise, and dancing began in which Nicholas still further captivated the provincial society by his agility.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER IV
11  His physical strength and agility during the first days of his imprisonment were such that he seemed not to know what fatigue and sickness meant.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIII
12  In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IV
13  Here I often used to row for my own diversion, as well as that of the queen and her ladies, who thought themselves well entertained with my skill and agility.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
14  They would often spring, and bound, and leap, with prodigious agility.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
15  Thus assisted, she skipped down with much agility, and began to tie her double chin into her bonnet.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
Example Sentence:
1  With her speed and agility, Cage cut out all her competitors in the hurdle race.
2  His performance is described in the paper as 'a breathtaking display of physical agility'.
3  The agility of the acrobat amazed and thrilled the audience.
4  He is quick and agile, which is something we relied on.
5  On land the turtle is ungainly, but in the water it isvery agile.