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nimble +‎ -ness

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nimbleness (countable and uncountable, plural nimblenesses)

  1. The quality of being nimble.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Ivlivs Cæsar”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      , IV.iii
      'Tis better that the enemy seek us;
      So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers,
      Doing himself offense, whilst we lying still
      Are full of rest, defense, and nimbleness.

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