Definitions

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  • adv. In a lithe manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a lithe, pliant, or flexible manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lithe manner; flexibly; pliantly.

Etymologies

lithe +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then she swung out onto the lowest spar and balanced lithely across it.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Yet he took no notice whatever, merely continuing his pacing, swinging his head from side to side, turning lithely at each end of his cage, with all the air of being bent on some determined purpose.

    CHAPTER XXVII

  • Just before it shut, a lean figure sidled lithely through the opening.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • Sleek, she thought, akin to a lithely muscled puma.

    Excerpt - Bonds of Justice

  • And while the performers danced lithely as twentysomethings, then hobbled about as pensioners, musician Kim Heron floated between them, playing the accordion, singing, and serving as a sort of omniscient facilitator who nudged this story of a happy, lasting marriage towards its inevitable conclusion.

    Edinburgh fringe theatre roundup

  • The Sentinel lithely twisted to avoid the root—and a branch caught her face.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • Malfurion lithely dodged them when he could, tore through them with his claws and teeth when he could not.

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT STORMRAGE

  • Neil dropped lithely to the ground, managing to avoid, with the ease of long practice, both the bush that had cushioned Rosen and the gravel of the walk leading toward the back of the house.

    Shameless

  • With that pained utterance he dropped his head against her neck again, seemed to gather himself, then rolled off her, coming lithely to his feet beside the bed and turning to scoop her into his arms before she had the least idea of what he meant to do.

    Shameless

  • Placing her hands on the sill, she swung herself lithely through it.

    The Night Of the Solstice

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