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- n. Plural form of lightness.
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But these are the lightnesses in a novel that has set itself the task of capturing the conflicts and contradictions that, in Jacobson's view, characterise the position of contemporary British Jews.
She had stumbled and gone astray, — she told herself hourly now that she had stumbled and gone astray, — in preparing those roses and ribbons, and other lightnesses for her young girl.
And all those lightnesses of the brain she could introduce in the opening scene -- the very opening cry was one of them.
To his completeness go qualities evolved from the latest lightnesses of to-day -- indeed, the _fine fleur_ of his type is brought forth in Paris, and beside him the Englishman is but rough-hewn and blundering after all; though not unkindly should one say it, as reproaching him with inferiority resulting from chances neglected.
If, suddenly, in the midst of the enjoyments of the palate and lightnesses of heart of
She had stumbled and gone astray, -- she told herself hourly now that she had stumbled and gone astray, -- in preparing those roses and ribbons, and other lightnesses for her young girl.
Agnomen,) you must not weigh trifles in gold-assaying scales; be not so particular as to the polish of a thumb-nail; endure a little incoherent pastime; count not the several stems of hay, straw, stubble -- but suffer them to be pitch-forked _en masse_, and unconsidered: it is their privilege, in common with that of certain others -- lightnesses that froth upon the surface of society.