Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lightly.

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Examples

  • Weel, time gaed by: and the idler sort commenced to think mair lichtly

    Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) Ghost Stories

  • Weel, time gaed by, and the idler sort commenced to think mair lichtly

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • Weel, time gaed by: and the idler sort commenced to think mair lichtly o 'that black business.

    Merry Men

  • 'Mebbe the warl' winna tribble itsel aboot ye sae muckle as e'en to lichtly ye! 'returned his companion quietly.

    Heather and Snow

  • 'I'll no hae the warl' lichtly (_make light of_) me! 'he said.

    Heather and Snow

  • I'll tell the sheyk it would misbecome your father's son to do sic a deed owre lichtly, and strive to gar him wait while I am in these parts to get your word, and nae doot it will be wiselike at the last. '

    A Modern Telemachus

  • -- it 's no to be lichtly believed nor lichtly endured.

    Malcolm

  • Church is mainly attributed to "the dampnable persuasions of heretikis, and thair perversit doctrine," which, it is added, "gevis occasioun to lichtly (or despise) the process of cursing, and uther censures of Haly

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • "Far be it frae me," he said, "to speak lichtly o 'ony ane o' them

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • It's a sad peety that ye couldna keep your flesh an 'bluid frae companyin' an 'covenantin' wi 'them that lichtly speak o' the kirk. "

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

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