Her drawings were replete with lithesome curves; so, too, was her literary style.
He was as lithesome as an Indian, and could outdo him in some physical efforts and endurance.
Out of the wonderful nowhere, Into the lowly here; Laughing and loving and lithesome, And radiating cheer.
She wore a gown of shimmering white which clung to her lithesome figure in soft folds.
The lithesome maiden stood thrice-fair, Her eyes like gems agleam!
The long, yellow wave curled inwards from both flanks, the men going forward with quick, lithesome steps.
He saw another trading Post, and a fair, lithesome form walking up the trail, and humming catches of an old song.
Old English liðe "soft, mild, gentle, meek," from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cf. 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" (cf. 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.