The ever gay and lively Boz, always in spirits, called up many a happy scene, and gave the pen a certain airiness and nimbleness.
And I rubbed my hands, instantly pleased with myself and my nimbleness.
His great defect as a speaker has been a certain want of nimbleness and readiness.
Well, you shall acquire your nimbleness and strength by playing what is worth playing.
It is nimbleness without grace, and alertness without intelligence.
No man ever envies us the nimbleness by which we can elude logic and get at truth?
For genius, maybe, is but a nimbleness of collocation of such hitherto unconsidered trifles.
Her nimbleness and skill in dodging filled us with amazement.
Such apparent contradictoriness is everywhere in his work, but along with it goes a curious ingenuity and nimbleness of mind.
They are lively and agile; they climb, run, and leap with as much grace as nimbleness.
"agile, light-footed," c.1300, nemel, from Old English næmel "quick to grasp" (attested but once), related to niman "to take," from Proto-Germanic *nemanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old Dutch, Gothic niman, Old Norse nema, Old Frisian nima, German nehmen "to take"), from PIE root *nem- "to divide, distribute, allot," also "to take" (cf. Greek nemein "to deal out," nemesis "just indignation," Latin numerus "number," Lithuanian nuoma "rent, interest," Middle Irish nos "custom, usage"). With excrescent -b- from c.1500 (cf. limb (n.1)). Related: Nimbleness. In 17c., English had nimblechaps "talkative fellow."