from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a lissome manner; with supple grace.


lissome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • While uttering these words, he snatched the glass, and, as all eyes were fixed upon him, he moved away lissomely, as if swayed by the wind.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Sidney stepped down lissomely, but the French ambassador almost tripped, and muttered a Gallic oath under his breath, while short, dapper De Quadra murmured a warning to his colleague that the stairs were worn in the middle.


  • A young, willowy body, accustomed to going lightly and lissomely.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

  • Though danced she high, though danced she fast, though danced she lissomely.

    Songs of Childhood

  • A whiff of warm wind might have blown her, so swiftly, lissomely she ran toward the other door, laughing back at him across her shoulder and leaving a trail of aromatic scent.

    The Winds of the World

  • The General's bulky and commanding figure would bend lissomely at a point where you would have regarded its ability to do so with incredulity.

    Roads of Destiny

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