Quotes of lightly

  1. Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly – M. F. K. Fisher
  2. If you see most people neglect the Bible, and many that can read never look into it, let it not harden you and make you think lightly of it, and that it is a book of no worth. – Jupiter Hammon
  3. I don't think you can lightly paint a picture. It's an activity I take very seriously. – Howard Hodgkin
  4. Confederation is a compact, made originally by four provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it, and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the best consideration of its members, that this compact should not be lightly altered. – Wilfrid Laurier
  5. I don't always prepare such rich meals. Sometimes I'll just serve a simple quiche, salad and dessert for dinner. During the week I try to eat lightly – Paul Lynde
  6. Everyone wants to beat us. So you can never take a single game lightly – Jim Otto
  7. That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly – Thomas Paine
  8. Lightly armed nations can move toward war just as easily as those which are armed to the teeth, and they will do so if the usual causes of war are not removed. – Ludwig Quidde
  9. He who has great power should use it lightly – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  10. I have no desire to be a cat, which walks so lightly that it never creates a disturbance. – Andrew Taylor Still
  11. We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious crime to go free simply because that person believed his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm. – Sol Wachtler
  12. It's an incredible privilege for an actor to look into the camera. It's like looking right into the heart of the film, and you can't take that lightly – Emily Watson

Usage examples for lightly

  1. " Guess that's an easy one," he said lightly – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. We touched the stairs lightly for a single moment, and he was on board, and we were off again. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. " I shall decide that for myself," she said, lightly – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. One of the man's hands rested lightly on his right side. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  5. Lightly as Shenac spoke of the spinning of the wool, it was no light work to do. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  6. Brereton, however, seemed to be unable to take the matter lightly – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. Dine lightly this evening, go to bed in good time, and have a long night's rest." – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  8. Pain they took lightly – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  9. Oh, believe me, I speak not hastily or lightly – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  10. " Who loketh lightly now but Palamoun? – The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
  11. She sprang to the bank and ran lightly into the forest. – The Princess Pocahontas by Virginia Watson
  12. Then he smiled and touched the Jesuit's arm lightly – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  13. " Oh, I expect they have forgotten about me long ago," Cyril laughed lightly – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  14. For the Lord is kind to fishers Of the river and the sea, For the sake of Simon Peter And the lads of Galilee; For the sake of Simon Peter, Who so lightly would us shrive, We will drink the wine of Heaven And give praise we are alive. – Two Fishers, and Other Poems by Herbert Edward Palmer
  15. He drew her gently towards him, and kissed her lightly on the lips. – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  16. I asked as lightly as I could. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  17. She agreed lightly Horrid place." – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  18. But speak not lightly of this happiness. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  19. One spoke lightly and the other earnestly. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell

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