light-footed light-footed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (of movement) having a light and springy step

Usage(s):

  1. Many of the girls are still light-footed, merry; it's their dads who are fading, and you wonder who will be leaning on whom as they head out into the cool mountain night.
  2. Outfitted with tiny radio transceivers that beep the location of skiers trapped under snow, the adventurers light-footed one by one across the dangerous stretch.
  3. Plainclothesmen roamed the streets in squads of three to watch for second-story men and the light-footed correntisti, hit run thieves who rely on their fleetness to escape the law.

News

  1. BELARUS STAR STRIKES GOLD AGAIN

    Darya Domracheva is so light-footed on her skis, her rivals have started comparing her with a dancer.
    on February 18, 2014     Source: U-T San Diego

  2. Domracheva wins 3rd Olympic biathlon gold medal

    Darya Domracheva is so light-footed on her skis, her rivals have started comparing her with a dancer. Without losing rhythm, the Belarussian eased to her third victory at the Sochi Games by winning the 12.5-kilometer mass start race on Monday, completing an unprecedented haul of three gold medals in women's biathlon at one Olympics. ''Maybe it's strange, but I don't feel like I've done something ...
    on February 17, 2014     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. Former AC Milan star van Basten, whose career was ended by an ankle injury at the age of 29, said: "Every defender knows they must eliminate Robben. Maybe he must learn to go differently, more light-footed into a duel. I had to do that in the past....
    on Feb 7, 2005 By: Marco van Basten Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. "On that night, we were simply trembling," said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas. "We were light-footed, like a burden was lifted off of our shoulders. I thought of all the babies that are going to be named Obama."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Sheila Jackson Lee Source: Berkshire Eagle

  3. Mr Hutton said the public's "increasingly high expectations" of public services meant the services needed to be "more light-footed and flexible" - and data-sharing was needed to help this happen.
    on Jan 15, 2007 By: John Hutton Source: BBC News

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