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- n. The quality of being fleet
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Swiftness; rapidity; velocity; celerity; speed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being fleet; swiftness; rapidity in motion; speed.
- n. Synonyms Swiftness, Speed, etc. See quickness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. rapidity of movement
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Their "fleetness" is needed to counteract his restless activity; their red color implies the final great carnage (Eze 39: 1-29;
“Antar” Asáfír camels are beasts that fly like birds in fleetness.
Sport is a plausible pleasure; to love horses and take delight in their fleetness is a pardonable vanity, but you are here to practise an unpardonable vice.
What that means is lots of stuttering bass and big, concussive beats that incite epiphanic fist-pumps as much as fleetness of feet.
But it's a risky and capital-intensive game and one requiring a fleetness of foot to grasp opportunities and adapt quickly to contrary political circumstances.
He can switch from personal to political in a flicker, and the knotty orchestrations of his backing band – chiefly comprising improv jazzers – share that fleetness of expression.
When a man attacks your ability as a foot-racer, promptly prove to him that he was drunk the week before last, and the average man in the crowd of gaping listeners will believe that you have convincingly refuted the slander on your fleetness of foot.
Along with technical fleetness, it embodies a national style that the legendary French pianist Marguerite Long once described as an art that favors "grace" over "force."
And thanks to a combination of military excellence, clever stratagem, fleetness of foot and far more important, hoof, flexibility, and when necessary utter ferocity, they did all this while generally being outnumbered by their enemies.
It was certainly a crowd-pleaser; the audience, roused by the fleetness of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet -- and grateful that the contemporary piece turned out to be so inoffensive and tuneful -- was enthusiastic.
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