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- adv. in a light-handed manner
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Using a powder brush, tap powder very carefully and light-handedly onto the lips.
The Detroit News raves, "Nobody … can match his ability to serve up violence so light-handedly."
Mrs. McComas was lively, energetic, determined to drive on; and her ability to assimilate rapidly and light-handedly her growing opulence made it seem by no means a mere vulgar external adornment.
And here too his streak of ineradicable humor -- that bright plaything made out of knives that is so fine to juggle with light-handedly until the hand meets it in its descent a fraction of a second too soon -- came often and singularly to his aid.