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Daemon
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lissome

(adjective) Easily bent; supple.

Synonyms: lithe, supple, slender

Usage: There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form.
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Lissome describes people or things that are slender, flexible, light, and graceful. If you watch long, thin blades of grass swishing in the breeze, they look like lissome dancers with swaying arms and torsos, or like a bunch of lissome preying-mantis bugs sword-fighting.
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Some examples of lissome bodies are those of mermaids twisting through the water, small snakes squiggling into sand piles, and men and women who bound up stairs as if they're light as air. A straw is thin and bendy, and you can use it to lift some liquid from a glass. Lissome sounds a little like "lift some," and it's an adjective for thin and flexible people, like a lissome ballerina with a gracefully arched back. Light, lean, liquid in movement
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lis + some from lithesome

lithe (adj.)
Old English liðe "soft, mild, gentle, meek," from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cognates: Old Saxon lithi "soft, mild, gentle," Old High German lindi, German lind, Old Norse linr, with characteristic loss of "n" before "th" in English), from PIE root *lent- "flexible" (cognates: Latin lentus "flexible, pliant, slow," Sanskrit lithi). In Middle English, used of the weather. Current sense of "easily flexible" is from c. 1300. Related: Litheness.
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And of the three kids, this most afflicted my youngest, Virginia — my carefree, lissome river sprite.
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Quinton De Kock, the lissome wicket keeper from South Africa adds to his grace when he swivels and sends the ball scudding to the square leg boundary.
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LISSOME.- ADJS. 1. Flexible; pliant. 2. Agile; lithe. Ballet dancers have a unique lissome.
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"I pluck up the good lissome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory."
Queen Elizabeth.
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Daemon wrote:
lissome

(adjective) Easily bent; supple.

Synonyms: lithe, supple, slender

Usage: There was a grace, which no austerity could diminish, about every movement of her lissome, slender form.


Golden Aspen leaves moved lissomely in the soft breeze this morning.
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I saw you first standing at the window of our Eastern House; Your waist was lissome as the Evergreen trees that grow at the Royal Fields ... My finding you and losing you are both like a dream; though the shallowness is not in our theme.
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White collar criminals find the laws that govern their monetary discretions lissome and obfuscatory.
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the grace of a ballerina is flawless
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Notes: As today's Word History will show, lissome, lithesome, and lithe all share the identical meaning and are variations of one and the same word. Those slender enough can walk about lissomely as a result of their lissomeness.

In Play: Lissome implies movement facilitated by slenderness and flexibility: "Grace had grown into a charming, lissome teen-ager who leapt across the stage in her tutu effortlessly." This word refers to slender things but it implies motion: "Ages ago, when I was winsome and lissome, I could dance the limbo under a rod less than 2 feet from the floor."

Word History: Today's Word reflects remarkable indecision in the minds of English speakers over a particularly long period of time. The original word was lithe [laidh] which was first extended for no apparent reason to lithesome [laidh-sêm] and then reduced to lissome—all without the slightest shift in meaning. The original stem shows up in some languages related to English with an N, as we see in German lind "soft, dulcet" and Latin lentus "soft, pliant, tough".

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TOTALLY LISSOME!!!

Milica Boghunovich
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Bobby Angell wrote:
White collar criminals find the laws that govern their monetary discretions lissome and obfuscatory.


Applause Wonderfully expressed!

--- and they sneakily and lissomely use the monetary discretions to finance drug, sex, alcohol, military, power-addictions, corporate insanity to befog the people's mind so that people revere their own enemy...

White collar criminals do not want young people to be truly educated and edified, but to be as stupidly blind and ignorant like their parents and all the ancestors before them... they have distributed cell phones among the young, but the young who have at least a little brain can turn it into a victory over those evils mentioned above...
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NOW THATS WHAT I CALL LISSOME.
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LISSOME.- adj. 1. Flexible; pliant. 2. Agile; lithe. Ballet makes our bodies lissome.
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