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  • adj. comparative form of flighty: more flighty


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  • The Tweet is mightier and flightier than the sword.

    The API revolution « BuzzMachine

  • But if I seem a little bit flightier than usual, you know why.

    Ups and Downs of the Week

  • While being a writer would be a whole lot more fun if completing a good book could be accomplished merely by consorting with her flightier muse sisters, party girls at heart, sooner or later, we all need to appeal to Ataraxia for help.

    Author! Author! » 2006 » September

  • A flightier commanding officer would be hard to find, but he lacks neither honor nor a sense of responsibility.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Sex was invariably a complicated human endeavor -- even when monogamous and marital it was the delight of anthropologists and psychologists, and in this case it seemed to have become necessary to complete the transformation of the cerebral and responsible Anne Waverly into the flightier, rootless personalities of Ana Wakefield or Anita Walls or whatever name Glen had picked out for her.

    A Darker Place

  • On the other hand, with Daddy gone, Mommy became flightier than ever.


  • Though, as has already been seen in _Grettir_ and _Gisli_, this element of fantastic beauty is not wholly absent; the less substantial graces of mythical romance, "fainter and flightier" than those of epic, are sometimes to be found even in the historical prose; the historical tragedies have their accompaniment of mystery.

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • On the other hand, though Tristram's faithfulness is proverbial, it is an entirely different kind of faithfulness from that of Lancelot -- flightier, more passionate perhaps in a way, but of a less steady passion.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • But besides, Mr. Coleman wasn't a floor walker in a shop with over a hundred lady clerks -- I think that's apt to make a gentleman flightier; and he being

    Her Own Way A Play in Four Acts

  • But when the pair emerged into the pure, warm morning air and, pursuing the river bank, were near the village of Iges, Maurice grew flightier still, and extending his hand toward the vast expanse of sunlit battlefield, the plateau of Illy in front of them, Saint-Menges to the left, the wood of la Garenne to the right, he cried:

    The Downfall


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