(redirected from litheness)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to litheness: chary, thronged, thither
References in periodicals archive ?
Before implementing a PDS, it may be wise to assess the litheness of teachers' beliefs and behaviors as well as that of university faculty.
With the litheness of a contortionist he twisted one way and another several times with the ball bobbing between his feet, while Moncur hopped from one foot to another like someone jumping into the bath when the water is too hot, until he was knotted as adeptly as if a boy scout had roped him up.
4m man with a boxer's physique but the litheness and energy of a gymnast, who simply dominated the middle of the park and turned it into his own private kingdom.
More recently, he wowed millions of people with his litheness and fleetness of foot on Strictly Come Dancing.
maddeningly indulg[ing] his trick shots on high-pressure points," while his Russian counterpart is "the more 'complete' player": "Nabokov just went out there and did the business, all litheness, power and touch" ("Nabokov's Grand Slam," 1992).
Wanley's stocky build reinforces his steadiness while the litheness of the DA, the Inspector, and the blackmailer enhances their elasticity, pliant in spite of the regimentations with which they are presented.
Up to the last moment," a friend observed, "he kept the litheness of spirit and mind that was his dominant quality and of which his style was the image.
Extending the sensuous cat imagery, Williams portrays Nitocris as moving with "the litheness of a tiger" (p.
Jackson's 1923 discussion of the subject, slave life left the Negro with "certain leanings in emotional expression, a litheness of movement in the dance, and facility in songs and music and a peculiar aptness at mimicry - slavery will leave any people with such tendencies, witness the Russian serf.