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 Meanings and Examples of NIMBLE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
nimble
 a.  light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  As he spoke, his nimble fingers were flying here, there, and everywhere, feeling, pressing, unbuttoning, examining, while his eyes wore the same far-away expression which I have already remarked upon.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  The best known among them was a small fat pig named Squealer, with very round cheeks, twinkling eyes, nimble movements, and a shrill voice.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
3  The thieves, however, were too nimble for him, and again secured both the bag and the trusty Gurth.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  She came in March, alone, driving herself in a nimble two-seater.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
5  The old man died last year from a fall; eighty-three, he was, an nimble as a lad.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
6  Hilda arrived in good time on Thursday morning, in a nimble two-seater car, with her suit-case strapped firmly behind.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
7  The hours were living and nimble.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
8  And if he were not lively about it, if he did not go with a nimble hop-skip-and-jump, then Tashtego had an ungentlemanly way of accelerating him by darting a fork at his back, harpoon-wise.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9  Into this twilight apartment sundry nimble hands keep coiling away the long blanket-piece as if it were a great live mass of plaited serpents.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
10  WHEN SPRING CAME, AFTER that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVII
11  'See that you don't forget to,' said Mrs. Harling sceptically, as she took up her crocheting again and sent the hook in and out with nimble fingers.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IV
12  She was a nimble little needlewoman, and they were finished before anyone got tired of them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
13  Her aged knees became young again and her feet were nimble for joy as she went up to her mistress and bent over her head to speak to her.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
14  Mrs. Reed looked up from her work; her eye settled on mine, her fingers at the same time suspended their nimble movements.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
15  They are prodigiously nimble from their infancy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
Example Sentence:
1  She knitted a pair of mittens for me with her nimble fingers.
2  Everything had been stitched by Molly's nimble fingers.