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s lahyt

  • n  a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
  • v  pay no attention to, disrespect
  • a  (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
    there's slight chance that it will work
    there's a slight chance it will work
  • s  lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame"
    slight evidence
  • s  being of delicate or slender build
    watched her slight figure cross the street

  • A slight plurality, 39%-36%, believe Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign.
  • It wasn't the turtles' "slight smiles" that first attracted Pritchard.
  • However, Molina's slight edge in some polls Colom actually has his own small lead in other surveys is based on voters' concerns over present-day violence.
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  • Joe Biden in New York Times
    Six months earlier in New Hampshire, Mr. Biden said that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."
  • John Terry in The Guardian (blog)
    I took a slight knock in training but with such an important match on Saturday the right course of action was to put a protective boot on my right foot and have a CT scan,said Terry in a statement. "The scan has shown there is no break and...
  • Ray Clemence in WalesOnline
    The big thing is confidence. They had the transfer turmoil before the start of the season and that was a slight excuse, but it is no longer an excuse,said Clemence.

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