lithe

Part of speech: noun

Litheness.

Part of speech: adjective

Bending easily or gracefully; supple.

Part of speech: adverb

Lithely.

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Usage examples "lithe":

  1. Her skin was almost as white as Leah's, her eyes almost as black, her hair even blacker; like Leah, she was tall and slim and lithe and graceful. - "The Martian", George Du Maurier.
  2. She was a girl of anything from twenty- two to twenty- five, lithe, dressed to a miracle, dark- haired, and more than merely pretty. - "The Spy in Black", J. Storer Clouston.
  3. In contrast, Young Pete was lithe and dark, his face was more mature, more serious, and his black eyes seemed to see everything at a glance- a quick, indifferent glance that told no one what was behind the expression. - "The Ridin' Kid from Powder River", Henry Herbert Knibbs.