Skipping” in literature

Early Monday morning Dorothy and Nancy were skipping along the avenue on their way to school. Every day of the first week had been sunny, and here was Monday with the bright blue sky overhead, and the little sunbeams dancing on the road.

Amy Brooks – Dorothy Dainty’s Gay Times

But you stop here by yourself a bit, Maggie, will you? I’ve got something I want to do upstairs.” “Can’t I go too?” said Maggie, who in this first day of meeting again loved Tom’s shadow. “No, it’s something I’ll tell you about by-and-by, not yet,” said Tom, skipping away.

George Eliot – The Mill on the Floss

As we rode up the long, sunny valley stretching away for miles at the back of the house, F pointed out to me, with all a sheep-farmer’s pride, the hundreds of pretty little curly-fleeced lambs skipping about the low hill-sides.

Lady (Mary Anne) Barker – Station Life in New Zealand

Perché non lasci nei commenti una tua frase che utilizza skipping?

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

4 thoughts on “Skipping”

  1. When I go to pick up my nephew Lele from school, at the end of the lessons, as soon as he arrives in a nearby meadow, he starts skipping like a flower shaken by the wind, to restart all his dormant energies during class hours.


    1. Well, that’s a well formulated use of “skipping”, Dino. Well done.
      I would like to suggest a slightly different approach to the last part:
      “…to reactivate all his energy (meglio come non numerabile qui) that had fallen dormant during class hours.”


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