- lissome + -ness (Wiktionary)
“First of all, it describes his face and frame: quite the exception in a profession so devoted to lissomeness in its anchorpersons.”
“The lissomeness with which he moved hither and thither was most impressive, as was his homicidal ardor when doing what I believe is called tackling.”
“The waist line, rather high but clearly defined -- a precursor of the later more accentuated fashion -- gave grace to her long slender limbs, and emphasised the lissomeness of her figure.”
“And from its base the column, after a gentle inward curve -- enough to give it a look of lissomeness and elastic strength -- sprang upright straight and firm to the lantern, ringed with a gallery and capped with a cupola of copper not yet greened by the weather; in outline as simple as a flower, in structure to the understanding eye almost as subtly organised, adapted and pieced into growth.”
“No one looking at her limpid, shining blue eyes but would have set her down for twenty-three or twenty-four, for not a line showed on her smooth face; she was exquisite of limb and feature, and had the lissomeness of a girl of fifteen.”
“Her movements retained all the lissomeness of youth.”
“Although his limbs still smarted from the weals and sores left by the cords they had now recovered their lissomeness; but he was weak from want of food, and no longer walked with the free elastic stride which distinguished the Scottish infantry.”
“It enveloped her exquisite form, without concealing the grace and lissomeness of her movements.”
“Her voluptuous beauty, lissomeness, and grace of movement enthralled all eyes with admiration, as she danced with the Intendant, who was himself no mean votary of Terpsichore.”
“_That_ was not far off fifty; but in movement and lissomeness, she was young as she had been at twenty.”
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