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levity
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Bleak House
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  • During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced all story-books, fairytales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever.

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  • Despite the tension, she managed to inject a bit of levity into the news conference.
  • Frowns at this levity.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Antony and Cleopatra

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