Sentence Examples with the word lightly

Teutonic legend does not lightly exaggerate, and what to us seems incredible in it may be easily conceived as credible to those by whom and for whom the tales were told; that Sigmund and his son Sinfiotli turned themselves into wolves would be but a sign of exceptional powers to those who believed in werewolves; Fafnir assuming the form of a serpent would be no more incredible to the barbarous Teuton than the similar transformation of Proteus to the Greek.

He bent down and kissed her lightly on the lips.

It was evident that the affair so lightly begun could no longer be averted but was taking its course independently of men's will.

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For around the corner had come two enormous savage beasts, treading so lightly that they were upon him before he was aware of their presence.

They sparred lightly until her body grew warm and her mind engaged.

The scissor-tailed flycatcher, or Texas bird of paradise, is common on the prairies and in the lightly wooded districts.

Resting on the centre of the ivory disk was a small piece of rubber tubing, and this was lightly pressed by the diaphragm A, which was held in place by the mouthpiece M.

The untwisted visceral loop is lightly shaded.

And too efficacious an instrument of church discipline lightly to be thrown away.

Miss Keller puts her fingers lightly over the hand of one who is talking to her and gets the words as rapidly as they can be spelled.