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levity
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • The mother, you know, had always that levity about her, which makes me anxious for the children.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (72% in)
  • But levity Is causal too, and makes the sum of weight.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (0% in)
  • It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded the obligation: he dreaded Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (53% in)

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