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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of lighten.


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  • Her expression lightened as her eyes scanned the horizon.

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  • His expression lightened and he returned the piece of paper to his pocket.

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  • His expression lightened as he considered the matter.

    Chasing a Rogue

  • His expression lightened, and there was something—something that felt like love—in his eyes.


  • The rain lightened to a drizzle, and he pointed out an enormous harvest moon as it unveiled itself from behind the wispy cirrus clouds.

    HARVEST MOON • by Scotch Rutherford

  • Her expression lightened as she anticipated what he had to say.


  • His expression lightened considerably, and his eyes crinkled at the corners as he smiled.

    Widows and Orphans

  • He looked pale, dejected and almost fearful in the initial seconds before Kayla entered his line of vision, then his expression lightened and he smiled as he sighted the man at her side.

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  • But then his expression lightened as he looked me over, and he laughed.


  • Still - "Her expression lightened a little." - the curse hasn't re-awakened, either.

    The Gates Of Sleep


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