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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Definitions for legerity

  1. physical or mental quickness; nimbleness; agility.

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Citations for legerity
Break up their drowsy grave and newly move / With casted slough and fresh legerity. William Shakespeare, Henry V, 1600
Nabokov's own tricky legerity discourages solemn praise; he makes his acolytes and exegetes seem ridiculous as they compile their check lists of puns and chase his butterfly allusions. John Updike, Picked-Up Pieces, 1975
Origin of legerity
1555-1565
Legerity entered English in the mid-1500s from the Middle French term legerete. It can be traced to the Latin levis meaning "light."
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