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  • n  the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
  • n  smallness of stature
  • n  the property of an attractively thin person

  • This coarsens a play whose slightness should be equaled by its lightness, whose charm lies in the contrast between its manners and its morals.
  • Like those films, American Hot Wax seems to have been thrown together in a few weeks; it relies on rude energy to overcome its essential slightness.
  • The slightness of the change showed the strength of Amsterdam's realization that the war had turned much of the world leftward and that the churches, if they are to spread their .
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  • Volunteer chef creates comfort for Bay Pines hospice patients
    ST. PETERSBURG — With a shock of white hair and a dancer's build, Fred Campagna is not a big man. Wearing three bathrobes at once doesn't hide his slightness. Nonetheless, Campagna, 92, is a person of strong opinions. Abandoning the walker festooned with a tiny American flag, he leaned against the kitchen island and maked a …
    Sept. 10, 2013 - Tampa Bay Times

  • Steve Wright in
    You may conclude that none of them, in their intoxicated state, together with their slightness of stature, would be any match for their assailant or assailants,said Mr Wright, "particularly when in private with him or them and vulnerable...
  • Gerald Hannon in Globe and Mail
    But, Mr. Hannon said, "his physical slightness didn't account for the space he took up in a room."

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