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levity

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Definition lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)

In Shakespeare's time, levity could refer to immorality.
  • Despite the tension, she managed to inject a bit of levity into the news conference.
levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • There was no levity in his voice when he answered:
    Twain, Mark  --  Pudd'n'head Wilson
  • Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • Frowns at this levity.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Again he pressed the hand of the latter with an expression of good-natured, sincere, and animated levity.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • But when I start to help him to the stream, all the levity disappears.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • levity = feelings of fun or amusement
  • The second of levity passed, and everyone was still.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • There was no levity in his voice when he answered: "Yes, Mother, I know, now, that I am reformed—and permanently."
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • our graver business Frowns at this levity.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • levity = amusement or a lack of seriousness
  • BRADY:  (Piously) I object to the note of levity which the counsel for the defense is introducing into these proceedings.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • It was a dreadfully austere inquiry, but levity was not our note, and, at any rate, before the gray dawn admonished us to separate I had got my answer.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • levity = lightheartedness
  • OK, levity over.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • There was a great crowd outside and while this was going on inside with the priest, there was some levity outside and shouting of obscenities, but most of the people were very serious and respectful.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • de Bellegarde, in punishment for his levity, received a stern poke in the back from a pointed instrument.
    James, Henry  --  The American
  • Levity, or deep-seated weakness?
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes
  • There was no levity in it.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • I will not suffer this tone of levity.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • no levity, and a prayer and a sermon withal.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Ere they can hide their levity in honour.
    Shakespeare, William  --  All's Well that End's Well
  • They that desire to excel in too many matters, out of levity and vain glory, are ever envious.
    Bacon, Sir Francis  --  The Essays

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