Lightly in a sentence

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Definition of Lightly

  • With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.
  • Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.
  • Without deep impression.
  • In a small degree; slightly; not severely.
  • With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.
  • Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.
  • Without dejection; cheerfully.
  • Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.
  • Not chastely; wantonly.
  • with indifference or without dejection
  • indulging with temperance
  • to a slight degree
  • with little weight or force
  • with few burdens
  • in a small quantity or extent
  • without good reason

How to use lightly in a sentence. Lightly pronunciation.

Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
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And, as he fled, had he not heard, as it were, footsteps lightly following him-or were they going before him?
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If their glass prison-houses were touched ever so lightly they were up and spoiling for a fight in a minute.
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In Rome Phoebicius and his young wife met again; there many admired the beautiful woman, and made every effort to obtain her favor, but to him she was only a lightly won, and therefore a lightly valued, possession; nay, ere long no more than a burden, ornamental no doubt but troublesome to guard.
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Walking lightly over the turf, she noticed the chalk marks significant of golf, and wondered how the game was played.
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Whilst pushing a bramble aside, Tarrant let his free arm fall lightly on Nancy's waist.
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He loaded them with great care, adjusting the caps by pressing them lightly to the nipple with his thumb.
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Some of these rode, others came on foot from the country-seats around. M. des Rameures soon seized his violin; while he tuned it, little Marie seated herself at the piano, and her mother, coming behind her, rested her hand lightly on her shoulder, as if to beat the measure.
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She leaned lightly on his arm, and took a few steps with him toward the forest.
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One hand rested lightly on the toilet-table, the other held together, over her bust, the folds of her dressing-gown.
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She followed them into her salons, into her boudoirs, a blue feather-brush in hand, lightly dusting the 'etageres', the 'jardinieres', the 'consoles'.
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Not that we should lightly use this word Providence, and suspend over M. de Camors a menace of supernatural chastisement.
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Some affected to be so frightened by the mere sight of the brandished sword, although it never moved, that they pretended it was dangerous to live even under the same sky with it; while others, treating very lightly the terrors of this warlike instrument, would observe that much more was really to be apprehended from the remarkable strength and thickness of the calm and peace-inspiring crosier; and that as long as the Government was supported by this huge pastoral staff nothing could prevail against it; that it could dare all things, and even stand without the help of its legs.
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Amy was tripping lightly along, enjoying the sunshine.
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Whether the sun were curtained by leafage or by silken folds he did not know-only this: that she was coming towards him, borne lightly as a ball of thistle-down.
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Congressmen disposed to take their responsibility lightly, and yet not altogether without conscience, voted with the feeling that their act was not final, when they might otherwise have shrunk from doing what their Judgment told them was wrong; and, the thing once through Congress, Legislatures hastened to ratify in the feeling that ratification by the requisite number of Legislatures was manifestly a foregone conclusion.
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He seemed to himself to walk more lightly.
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They were white, most of them, ugly in the early morning, and they had an abstracted look; the younger ones walked lightly, as though the cement of the platform were pleasant to tread, but the others went as though impelled by a machine: their faces were set in an anxious frown.
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She did not realise how her words made his heart sink nor what an effort it needed for him to answer so lightly.
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Lightly and quickly she stroked his face to show him that she bore no ill-feeling, the gesture was scarcely more than suggested; then she jumped out of the cab and let herself into her house.
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Examples of Lightly

Example #1
David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
Example #2
Lacey had talked so much, not because he was garrulous only, but because the inquiry in David's eyes was an encouragement to talk.
Example #3
Had he not risen with the voice still in his ears and fled to the harem, seeking Zaida, she who had never cringed before him, whose beauty he had conquered, but whose face turned from him when he would lay his lips on hers?
Example #4
In the desert all men are safe-safe from themselves and safe from others; from their own acts and from the acts of others"?
Example #5
Some of these spiders could straddle over a common saucer with their hairy, muscular legs, and when their feelings were hurt, or their dignity offended, they were the wickedest-looking desperadoes the animal world can furnish.
Example #6
The surveyors brought back more tarantulas with them, and so we had quite a menagerie arranged along the shelves of the room.