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agility

uh ji luh tee

  • n  the gracefulness of a person or animal that is quick and nimble

  • China's legendary gymnast has combined sporting agility with commercial muscle.
  • Pale Fire: Pale Fire does not really cohere as a satire; good as it is, the novel in the end seems to be mostly an exercise in agility.
  • True traceurs don't smoke (because it would hurt their endurance) or run under the influence (because it would hurt their balance and agility).
News & Articles

  • Speed, agility camp begins July 8
    KINGSFORD - An Elite Sports Training Performance area speed and agility camp will be held Monday, July 8, to Friday, Aug. 9, at the Kingsford High School.
    June 13, 2013 - The Iron Mountain Daily News
  • Agility, not speed, is cheetah's meal ticket
    Anyone who has watched a cheetah run down an antelope knows that these cats are impressively fast. But it turns out that speed is not the secret to their prodigious hunting skills: A study of how cheetahs chase prey in the wild shows that it is their agility -- their skill at leaping sideways, changing directions abruptly and slowing down quickly -- that give those antelope such bad odds.
    June 13, 2013 - Pioneer Press
  • Agility training goes to the dogs
    When you see those dog agility shows on TV where the dogs run at breakneck speeds through hoops and over jumps, it takes someone to teach them those tricks.
    June 12, 2013 - North Fort Myers Neighbor
Quotes

  • Indra Nooyi in Washington Post
    While we can't control the macro economic situation, we can enhance PepsiCo's operating agility to respond to the changing environment,Chief Executive Indra Nooyi said in a statement.
  • Gordon Gee in NewsOK.com
    I am of the mind that we control our destiny at the moment, but the window will soon close on us,Gee writes. "Agility and swiftness of foot is our friend."
  • Robert Gates in International Herald Tribune
    In essence, the bill asks me to run the Department of Defense like a skiff, and I'm trying to drive the biggest supertanker in the world,Gates told senators Wednesday. "And we just don't have the agility to be able to manage a two-month...

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