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[uh-jil-i-tee] /əˈdʒɪl ɪ ti/
the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness:
exercises demanding agility.
the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity.
Origin of agility
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English agilite < Middle French < Latin agilitās. See agile, -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With the agility of woman, her mind jumped ahead to those little dinner-parties.

    Married Life May Edginton
  • He turned away, bounding from rock to rock with the agility of a chamois.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • On this the men reluctantly gave him a trial, and he went up the tree with wonderful strength and agility, but evident caution.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • Hereward's natural beauty and agility will take him through.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • Yet there was a marvellous cat-like lightness and agility about all his movements.

    A Stable for Nightmares J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Word Origin and History for agility

early 15c., from Old French agilité (14c.), from Latin agilitatem (nominative agilitas) "mobility, nimbleness, quickness," from agilis, from agere "to move" (see act (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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