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His life amidst the dangers of the jungle had taught him to meet emergencies with self-confidence, and his higher intelligence resulted in a quickness of mental action far beyond the powers of the apes.
Prince Vasili did not reply, though, with the quickness of memory and perception befitting a man of the world, he indicated by a movement of the head that he was considering this information.
With the quickness of thought his spear arm flew back, and then shot forward with all the force of the sinewy muscles that rolled beneath the shimmering ebon hide.
Practice, says Captain Bonneville, has given such a quickness of eye to the experienced trapper in all that relates to his pursuit, that he can detect the slightest sign of beaver, however wild; and although the lodge may be concealed by close thickets and overhanging willows, he can generally, at a single glance, make an accurate guess at the number of its inmates.
It is no grace to a judge, first to find that, which he might have heard in due time from the bar; or to show quickness of conceit, in cutting off evidence or counsel too short; or to prevent information by questions, though pertinent.
A tent was also pitched for the Scarecrow's party; and when these preparations had been made, with military precision and quickness, the army retired to rest.
At the same time, her quickness of apprehension warned her not to risk encouraging this persistent lover, by betraying any embarrassment on her side.
I think the problem with Rose is that he still keeps playing as if he still has that athleticism, speed and quickness which he had before he tore his ACL during the playoffs in 2012.
Barangay Ginebra is expected to play big-literally-as the Gin Kings try to negate the quickness of TNT KaTropa when they seek a Finals slot in the PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Quickness can be fully expressed in a movement only if the athlete has a significant energy supply.
The Beacons list him at 5-foot-9, but his quickness reminds Jackson of another point guard who starred at Oregon.
Training for Speed, Agility, & Quickness offers a fine training package that pairs online access to a video library of drills and exercises with keys to developing movement skills and applying them to a range of sports, from football and track to soccer, lacrosse, tennis, and combat sports.