American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Gracefully slender.
- adj. Graceful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slender; thin; hence, gracefully slight in form, development, or manifestation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Slender; thin.
- adj. slender and graceful
- From Latin gracilis ("slender"). In the “graceful” sense, apparently influenced by the originally unrelated word grace. (Wiktionary)
- Latin gracilis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The logical outcome would be two sub-species, "gracile" and "robust" humans similar to the Eloi and Morlocks foretold by HG Wells in his 1895 novel The Time Machine.”
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“The robust form populated the eastern island of Borneo and the gracile the western island of Sumatra.”
“The robust P. pygmaeus, the more gracile and more upright P. abelii and a third, smaller terrestrial species that we today know as the orang pendek.”
“We do not know why this occurred but the more gracile Sumatran form, and the robust Bornean, separated.”
“Slick, almost metallic surfaces; contrived elegance; serpentine lines and gracile bodies; cool but vibrant emotions - all the trademarks of Italian mannerism, on view in Gossart before it appears in Italian art.”
“But these next-gen sentients won't wander in from Africa, as the gracile Cro-Magnons did: They'll roll through the doors of artificial intelligence labs.”
“It's clear now that this lineage of theropods reaches back at least to the Late Jurassic, and that the smaller, more gracile predecessors of Tyrannosaurus lived alongside such classically Jurassic theropods as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus.”
“He records the actor's admirably diligent work on himself, eradicating the accent so strong that Millicent Martin at first took it to be Polish, reading Proust, Ibsen, Stanislavsky's My Life in Art. In a piece of careful research, Bray demonstrates the influence on Connery of the great acting teacher, Yat Malmgren, who focused the Scotsman's natural physical freedom into the gracile ease and expressiveness so characteristic of his Bond.”
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