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levity
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
  • The levity of some of the younger women in and about Trantridge was marked, and was perhaps symptomatic of the choice spirit who ruled The Slopes in that vicinity.
    1 — The Maiden (80% in)
  • "Izz—please, please forget my momentary levity!" he cried.
    5 — The Woman Pays (56% in)
  • O, it was no levity to me!
    5 — The Woman Pays (56% in)

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