American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Treading with light and nimble ease.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Light of foot; stepping or skipping lightly or nimbly, as in running or dancing.
- adj. Fleet, swift, not plodding, capable of running spritely.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of light-foot, ran.
- adj. (of movement) having a light and springy step
“I am short, but I’ve never been what you might call light-footed.”
“She set off at a light-footed run from the canyon.”
“Sandel was in and out, here, there, and everywhere, light-footed and eager-hearted, a living wonder of white flesh and stinging muscle that wove itself into a dazzling fabric of attack, slipping and leaping like a flying shuttle from action to action through a thousand actions, all of them centred upon the destruction of Tom King, who stood between him and fortune.”
“The Laura Willowes of 1902 is a pleasant "middle-aging lady, light-footed upon stairs, and indispensable for Christmas Eve and birthday preparations.”
“Thomas Ouellette's light-footed, virtuosically coordinated staging flows as smoothly as a ballet and has just the right amount of comic crackle.”
“It's superbly streamlined from the tip of its jet-black nose to the end of its long, elegant tail, and surprisingly light-footed, treading carefully and deliberately.”
“Dashing Prince Rupert thicker around the middle and slightly balding, but light-footed and beautifully turned out, nonetheless opens the door for her himself.”
“A agreement struck last month would create one of the region's largest stock markets and provide a light-footed competitor to NYSE Euronext, Deutsche Boerse AG and the London Stock Exchange Group PLC , all of which are pursuing their own mergers.”
“Lubezki is known as chivo goat in Spanish and he is as light-footed and deft as that suggests.”
“Jonathan Epstein's Touchstone colors his light-footed wordplay with a deepening touch of wistfulness.”
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