Usage examples for lightest

  1. Still, as heretofore, many were obedient to Ann's lightest sign, but never till now had I seen her proud of her power and so eager to use it. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. She lifted it and walked with it over to the window that was lightest – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  3. My lightest wish is law to kings. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  4. The supply of eggs ranges from month to month, the heavy season of production centering about April and the lightest run being in November. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  5. Such a tent costs about four guineas, and its weight is about twenty- three pounds; or, if the lightest kind of forfar is used, it need not exceed twenty pounds. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  6. " Miss Mallory has had a great many visitors"- she tried to pitch her words in the lightest possible tone-" I am afraid it will take her a long time to return all her calls." – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. My last was Grace; I am not clear, I think she didn't like me much; She used to scream when I came near, And shuddered at my lightest touch. – Verse and Worse by Harry Graham
  8. Not on you is there one lightest touch, M'sieu, but on me,- me- me- does rest the weight of all!" – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  9. In using the machine the lightest cutter or knife of the set is first found and its two ends balanced, by turning it end for end on the scales, and reducing the weight of the heavier end. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  10. The boy will probably answer to your lightest touch and never even know he does it. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. That part of the body that was seen was of a uniform blood- red colour, though the belly or under side was much the lightest – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. Now he was in the lightest of spirits. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  13. That figure, Gaston knew, especially in the days before he could see for himself, had very often been his father, the lightest and most amiable specimen of the type that enjoyed easy possession of the hearth- rug. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  14. She is very light- has the lightest of eyes, the lightest of complexions; no eyebrows, and what looked to me like very pale red hair, and thin lips of no colour at all. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  15. But the whole conduct of life, in its gravest and its lightest issues alike, is a perpetual leap in the dark. – The Open Secret of Ireland by T. M. Kettle
  16. He could not forget her lightest words. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  17. Thou lightest my life with rays ineffable Beyond all signs, descriptions, languages. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  18. A general error exists in America on the subject of French cookery, which is not highly seasoned, but whose merit consists in blending flavours and in arranging compounds, in such a manner as to produce, at the same time, the lightest and most agreeable food. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  19. To have one's lightest word taken seriously, and one's smallest inclination influence the conduct of another person, is highly uncomfortable. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  20. Juno had a light, firm hand upon the bit and in spite of Dawson's emphatic orders to " 'old 'er curb well in 'and perpetual," she rarely used it, and Lady Belle obeyed her lightest touch. – Peggy Stewart at School by Gabrielle E. Jackson