Her drawings were replete with lithesome curves; so, too, was her literary style.
He was as lithesome as an Indian, and could outdo him in some physical efforts and endurance.
Out of the wonderful nowhere, Into the lowly here; Laughing and loving and lithesome, And radiating cheer.
She wore a gown of shimmering white which clung to her lithesome figure in soft folds.
The long, yellow wave curled inwards from both flanks, the men going forward with quick, lithesome steps.
He saw another trading Post, and a fair, lithesome form walking up the trail, and humming catches of an old song.
The lithesome maiden stood thrice-fair, Her eyes like gems agleam!
Old English liðe "soft, mild, gentle, meek," from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cf. Old Saxon lithi "soft, mild, gentle," Old High German lindi, German lind, Old Norse linr, with characteristic loss of "n" before "th" in English), from PIE root *lent- "flexible" (cf. Latin lentus "flexible, pliant, slow," Sanskrit lithi). In Middle English, used of the weather. Current sense of "easily flexible" is from c.1300. Related: Litheness.