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  • noun Plural form of agility.

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Examples

  • Collisions with vehicles may be a strong enough selective force to have affected the behaviors and agilities of animals, for example, squirrels, that live alongside busy roads.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Collisions with vehicles may be a strong enough selective force to have affected the behaviors and agilities of animals, for example, squirrels, that live alongside busy roads.

    16 dead in Ohio

  • One of the things that everybody saw on September 11 is our enemies will not hesitate to hit us if they have the means to do so, and that is why we're in the midst of a very important war, not only in Afghanistan, but to deny terrorists a base of operations, to regroup, to diminish their agilities to harm us.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2002

  • There the faire Nymph shewed me the auncient _Iphianassa_, and after the old father _Himerinus_ his daughters and their drinke, and one betwixt the two Theban brothers: These with pleasant noises, sweete musicke and fine agilities, paste on about the first triumph.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • In the corners, & in euerry corner stoode a Chorinthian Collumne of diuers colours, waued with so pure & beautiful Iacintes as nature could affoord, with conuenient bases and their chapters curiously made vnder the beame, ouer the which was a _Zophor_, wherein were carued little naked Boyes playing in the water, with water monsters, with wrastling and childish strifes, with cunning flights and agilities fit for their yeares, in liuely motions and sportes.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • In these agilities The Times again proved a useful ally, for in the same number we find the following: --

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • There can seldom have been a statesman of the first rank more incompetent than the President in the agilities of the council chamber.

    The Economic Consequences of the Peace

  • All the recruits turned to examine them with a mixture of superiority and deference, such as a schoolboy might display when observing the agilities of a tiger.

    The Garden of Allah

  • This sort of slang, therefore, technical in origin, the natural efflorescence of highly cultivated agilities of brain, and hand, and eye, is worthy of all commendation.

    Style

  • We were often in Baker Street by reason of those stretched-out walks, at the remembered frequency and long-drawn push of which I am to-day amazed; recalling at the same time, however, that save for Robert Thompson's pitching ball with us in the garden they took for us the place of all other agilities.

    A Small Boy and Others

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