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  • n. Plural form of levity.


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  • And my kind friend and hospitable landlord, Mr. Alexander Fairford, may also, and with justice, have spoken of my levities to this man.


  • ‘Nothing, my lord,’ answered Bladderskate, much too formal to admire the levities in which his philosophical brother sometimes indulged — ‘I say nothing, but pray to Heaven to keep our own wits.’


  • Somehow or other, Chavez had managed to "shut up" and NOT mention the up-coming deal even when he met and shared levities with Spain's King Juan Carlos.

    President Hugo Chavez Frias plows a runaway freight train into the buffers of anti-Venezuelan media euphoria!

  • During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced all story – books, fairy – tales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever.

    Bleak House

  • But recovering, and his doctor coming, and advising to keep him quiet, I retired, and joined Mowbray in the garden; who took more delight to talk of the living Lovelace and levities, than of the dying Belton and his repentance.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • If there be any levities, any weaknesses, to be charged upon the lady, I should not open my lips in her favour; though in private I would pity her, and deplore her hard hap.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • And indeed there were levities in the behaviour of that young lady, which she could not so far pass over as to wish an intimacy with her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • What is it, but bidding defiance to the laws of our country, when we do, and hurting fair traders; and at the same time robbing our prince of his legal due, to the diminution of those duties which possibly must be made good by new levities upon the public?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Tied round the sweet levities, I presume, as ballast-bags, lest the wind, as they move with full sail, from whale-ribbed canvass, should blow away the gypsies.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Far more serious escapades — levities relating to love, wine, cards, betting — were talked of, with no doubt more or less of exaggeration.

    A Changed Man


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