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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLIGHTINESS

Her flightiness or inconstancy was of the most dangerous kind.

They were perplexed at his 'flightiness'—wanted him to enter the loco.

That was well enough for her in her days of flightiness and frivolity.

Alice is a lovely girl; just the equable temperament to balance his flightiness.

Her flightiness would have driven any man crazy who had an opinion of his own.

Three disrespectful sisters: importunity, frivolity, flightiness.

I do not write it from flightiness, but from thoughtfulness.

Three irreverent sisters: importunity, frivolity, flightiness.

There is but one thing I could wish otherwise in them, and that is a certain tendency to flightiness.

And when she would not give it him, in his flightiness he seized the pinjara, and flew up to heaven with it in the form of a bird.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "swift," later (1768) "fickle or frivolous," originally of skittish horses; from flight (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Flightiness.

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