from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being lithe or lithesome.


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  • "Yes, so I heard," was the calm response of the fourth girl, who swung in with a certain vigor and lithesomeness as though she had just come from a game of tennis or basketball.

    The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View Or, The Box That Was Found in the Sand

  • The girlish curves and lithesomeness had not departed; but they carried a suggestion of approaching maturity.

    'Smiles' A Rose of the Cumberlands

  • Hers was an extreme lithesomeness, and she moved with a certain indefinable airiness, approaching one as down might float or as a bird on noiseless wings.

    Chapter 23

  • At the end of that time she came out through the folding-doors with the old smile upon her lips and the old lithesomeness in her movements.

    A Prince of Sinners

  • Her hair, her eyes, the flowerlike lithesomeness of her beautiful body -- and something more, something that he could not see but which he could FEEL in her presence, told him that this was so.

    God's Country—And the Woman

  • But it is just this lithesomeness of hers that I admire -- like an up-leaping fountain of life, coming direct out of the depths of the Creator's heart.

    The Home and the World

  • Thanks to dancing, one discovers not only the agreeable points of a person, the fulness of her figure, the lithesomeness of her waist, but also, in a briskly led waltz, a little examination of the health and constitution of a woman can be had.

    Parisian Points of View


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