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  • adj. comparative form of fleet: more fleet


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  • A decade of painstaking, often painful lessons resulted in a military that is in many ways fleeter and more adaptable.

    Changed by Iraq, Military Asks What Will Stick

  • As they all plunged into a copse of petrified saplings, the fleeter ones darted ahead, the slower ones lagging.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Since free-market competition has not yet winnowed the 300-plus electronic medical records (EMR) systems to a viable number of good products, the stimulus will favor the old, clunky, entrenched products over the newer and fleeter.

    Digitizing Medical Records May Help, but It's Complex

  • The Tex-Mex button accordion has a mellower, fleeter sound than the reedy Cajun instrument, with its organlike stops.

    Meanwhile, Back In Cajun Country

  • Leaving these fleeter means of getting over the ground, or of depositing oneself upon it, to those who like them, by hackney – coach stands we take our stand.

    Sketches by Boz

  • On the same day on my first day on the bins that one jumped out of the bin I saw a chain smoking colleague of mine experience almost the same thing except despite his age he was fleeter of foot than I and he chased it and kicked it to death.

    That Was Then But This Is Now

  • Keilberth's stereo sound and somewhat fleeter interpretation though no Böhm or Boulez tip the scales in his favor in my opinion.

    A Festspiele

  • Hogwood's is fleeter, a bit tentative and flighty.

    The Secret Mozart

  • Dykes launched into the hymn that every manager has sung every spring since some prehistoric Berra took his first cut with the shinbone of a dinosaur---Detroit's pitchers will be better, the batters stronger, the outfielders fleeter, the infielders niftier.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Gainly are they, and fleeter than the swift-legged ostrich.

    Travels in Morocco


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