Agilely



quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe:
an agile leap.
active; lively:
an agile person.
marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware:
She’s 95 and still very agile.
Historical Examples

agilely Kirkwood swung himself over the side of the fuselage and swarmed down one of the supporting struts to the broad float.
Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman

She climbed as agilely as she had run, and quickly gained the split crotch.
Nobody’s Child Elizabeth Dejeans

agilely Dacres swarmed up the swinging ladder and passed through the doorway.
The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman

Percy waited until his foe was almost upon him, then agilely leaped to one side.
Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman

adjective
quick in movement; nimble
mentally quick or acute
adj.

1580s, from Middle French agile (14c.) and directly from Latin agilis “nimble, quick,” from agere “to move, drive” (see act (n.)). Related: Agilely.

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