Word of the Day: lithe

lithe ˈlīth adjective

: transferring and bending with ease and charm; versatile

The phrase lithe has appeared in 39 articles on NYTimes.com in the previous 12 months, together with on Jan. 29 in “Cicely Tyson Kept It Together So We Didn’t Fall Apart” by Wesley Morris:

How odd to have a good time somebody for not being who we’ve been programmed to count on. But American leisure labored onerous on the mildew that Cicely Tyson refused to suit. So, actually, what we’ve been saluting all these a long time was historic defiance. She died on Thursday, at 96, simply after the launch of “Just as I Am,” a juicy, trustworthy, passionately Cicely memoir …

… Tyson had a exceptional bodily presence, somebody sculpted as a lot as born. Her physique was dancer lithe. She appeared delicate. But solely “seemed.” She was delicate the manner a ribbon of metal holds up its half of a bridge. The misleading nature of her fineness was proper there in the title. Cicely Tyson. Poise and punch.

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