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.
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2 In a twinkling, and with the agility of his age, he had reached the hole in the partition.
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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.
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4 It regulated its pace by that of the first; but in the voluntary slowness of its gait, suppleness and agility were discernible.
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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.
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6 D'Artagnan, who though wanting in practice had a sound theory, redoubled his agility.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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12 In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
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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.
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14 They would often spring, and bound, and leap, with prodigious agility.
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15 Thus assisted, she skipped down with much agility, and began to tie her double chin into her bonnet.
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