Origin of agile
Examples from the Web for agile
His silhouettes, which so often make a woman appear aerodynamic and agile, this season left her looking grounded and sluggish.Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten Kick Off Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week|Robin Givhan|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Gingrich is a strong debater, agile enough even to turn a question about past marital infidelity into an applause line.Mitt Romney Faces High Stakes in NBC Debate With Surging Newt Gingrich|Howard Kurtz|January 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead, renegade Newt threw haymakers at also-rans like Michele Bachmann, but was still smart and agile enough to come out ahead.Paul Begala: Newt Obliterates the Competition in Saturday’s Debate|Paul Begala|December 11, 2011|DAILY BEAST
But like the organization he now runs, he is agile and adaptive.
Nonetheless, the group has proven remarkably resilient and agile.
She was young and agile, and besides she was greatly excited and in haste to begin the search.Little Bessie, the Careless Girl|Josephine Franklin
When he madly tries to pull in one, the agile horses strain upon the others.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
Little by little he slipped down, the branch giving more and more with every movement of his agile body.Ann Arbor Tales|Karl Edwin Harriman
Everywhere the agile, beautifully-tinted lizards abound, sunning themselves on logs of wood, or scampering over the sandy soil.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
Morgan was mounted on the horse borrowed from Stilwell, an agile young animal, tractable and intelligent.Trail's End|George W. Ogden
Word Origin for agile
1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis "nimble, quick," from agere "to move, drive" (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.