nimble

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Related to nimbly: markedly, predominantly, hastily
See: alert, deft, rapid
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The old woman who, in the garb of Robin Hood, had been lying quiet in the cottage through all the uproar, jumped up nimbly at this.
Softly, softly; it can't be done as quickly as that,' said he, and stood still and waited until the animal was quite close, and then sprang nimbly behind the tree.
The other he tried to slip through hers; but she eluded him nimbly, and Frome's heart, which had swung out over a black void, trembled back to safety.
A day came when Mr Warden observed with pain that his relative responded less nimbly to the touch.
Half the time would have been enough for the curricle, and so nimbly were the light horses disposed to move, that, had not the general chosen to have his own carriage lead the way, they could have passed it with ease in half a minute.
Joe, slipping nimbly down the tree, carefully attached the anchor, and the doctor left his cylinder at work to a certain degree in order to retain sufficient ascensional force in the balloon to keep it in the air.
She tried to pull it off, but the little man skipped nimbly out of her way.
Like some huge phantom, Kala swung noiselessly from tree to tree; now running nimbly along a great branch, now swinging through space at the end of another, only to grasp that of a farther tree in her rapid progress toward the scene of the tragedy her knowledge of jungle life told her was being enacted a short distance before her.
Toto and Billina had followed her into the room and when he saw them the rabbit ran to a table and sprang upon it nimbly.
He saw the giant ape-man swing himself nimbly up the face of the great rock.
He skipped nimbly out of reach of each threatening female--for such is the way of apes, if they be not in one of their occasional fits of bestial rage--and he growled back at the truculent young bulls, baring his canine teeth even as they.
The others hesitated a moment and then broke for the trees, some running nimbly among the branches, while others lost themselves to us between the boles.