from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fleet; swift in running.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having rapidly moving feet


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  • "Then shall you go swift-footed before your god, which is a bad god, and the god of the white men."


  • Mr. Mitchell took some unusual liberties: He cut about 1,100 lines, modernized the dialogue and left out most of the fusty-seeming descriptors attached to each character swift-footed Achilles, bright-eyed Athena, crafty Odysseus.

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  • But, after all, the swift-footed creatures are circumscribed in their wanderings.

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  • Its accomplishments were eulogized in the Sacramento Bee: Farewell Pony… Farewell and forever, thou staunch, wilderness-overcoming, swift-footed messenger….

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  • After them from Taenarus came Euphemus whom, most swift-footed of men,

    The Argonautica

  • Heracles on his way, and they also came back, and swift-footed Euphemus and the twin sons of Thracian Boreas, after a vain toil.

    The Argonautica

  • I liked her flip straight over his head, his high-knee marching-like walks, their swift-footed forward-moving promenade runs.

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  • Not just lumbering sauropods either, but swift-footed velociraptors and towering Tyrannosaurus rexes.

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  • But with unshaken strength and untiring shoulders will we lift her up and bear her within this country of sandy wastes, where yon swift-footed steed has sped before.

    The Argonautica

  • Moreover Aetolian Leda sent from Sparta strong Polydeuces and Castor, skilled to guide swift-footed steeds; these her dearly-loved sons she bare at one birth in the house of Tyndareus; nor did she forbid their departure; for she had thoughts worthy of the bride of Zeus.

    The Argonautica


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