American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To a small degree or extent; somewhat.
- adv. Slenderly; delicately: slightly built.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a slight manner; slimly; slenderly; unsubstantially.
- To a slight degree; to some little extent; in some small measure: as, slightly scented wood; slightly wounded.
- With scant ceremony or respect; with little consideration; disparagingly; slightingly.
- Easily; thoughtlessly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a slight manner.
- adv. obsolete Slightingly; negligently.
- adv. to a small degree or extent
- adv. in a slim or slender manner
- slight + -ly (Wiktionary)
“While I might have exaggerated that speed slightly for dramatic input, the operative word is 'slightly* and the truth is not far out.”
“On the whole, I am far from certain that the account-current of honesty is not slightly -- honesty very _slightly_ leavens either transaction -- in favour of the non-paying States, as men do sometimes borrow with good intentions, and fail, from inability, to pay; whereas, in the whole course of my experience, I never knew a captor of a ship who intended to give back any of the prize-money, if he could help it.”
“Sheikh Mohammed, who now famously gave an unraced yearling called Carlton House to the Queen, offered his encouragement to Her Majesty via Twitter this week, even if he got her title slightly wrong.”
“My own atheism I may be using the term slightly incorrectly is not based on the existence or otherwise of god, which one cannot prove either way, but on the much more self evident facts that there is no personal salvation.”
“Cutting to the chase gets to the heart of the matter, but we use the phrase slightly differently from what it commonly means.”
“Giles paused from his studies, his expression slightly alarmed.”
“He gestured at the showroom, his expression slightly amused.”
“His Majesty doesn't agree, Sir Corina," Medart said, stressing the title slightly, as he took a seat.”
“(Ashton's predecessor's Javier Solana was Secretary General of NATO from 1995 to 1999 before becoming the EU's High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy - the title slightly adjusted after the Lisbon Treaty - from 1999 until December of 2009, effecting the transition seamlessly.)”
“She's Made Of Chalk, with the title slightly referring to the chalk outlined around dead bodies.”
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