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  • n. Plural form of lightness.

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson

  • 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.

    John Caldigate

  • And all those lightnesses of the brain she could introduce in the opening scene -- the very opening cry was one of them.

    Evelyn Innes

  • 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.

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

  • If, suddenly, in the midst of the enjoyments of the palate and lightnesses of heart of

    On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

  • 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.

    John Caldigate

  • 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.

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

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