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Definition of Lightly


  1. With little weight; with little force; as, to tread lightly; to press lightly.
  2. Swiftly; nimbly; with agility.
  3. Without deep impression.
  4. In a small degree; slightly; not severely.
  5. With little effort or difficulty; easily; readily.
  6. Without reason, or for reasons of little weight.
  7. Commonly; usually.
  8. Without dejection; cheerfully.
  9. Without heed or care; with levity; gayly; airily.
  10. Not chastely; wantonly.

Lightly Quotations

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Rabindranath Tagore

It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.
Betty White

What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Thomas Paine

Enhanced interrogation is not to be considered lightly, but the use of enhanced interrogation techniques does not require moral people to abandon their beliefs. Rather, it is precisely during these difficult times that one's beliefs about life, justice and mercy become indispensible.
Gary Bauer

Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher
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Lightly Translations

lightly in Dutch is zwak, lichtjes, zwakjes, licht
lightly in German is leicht
lightly in Italian is poco pesante
lightly in Latin is leviter
lightly in Portuguese is levemente
lightly in Spanish is ligeramente, facil
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