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Kitty should not have smiled, but she did; she should have rebuked his levity, but she didn't.

The dismay and the scorn of Mr Verloc found vent in an attempt at levity.

For the Assistant Commissioner was not constitutionally inclined to levity.

How sad that the word "giddy" is used to imply wantonness or levity!

And I must strongly object to the spirit of levity which I find in your paper.

She could not away with the freedom of society, and the levity of mirth.

Love, which is the essence of God, is not for levity, but for the total worth of man.

I'll not have this levity and slackness, and talk about pictures and churches.

But politics rest on necessary foundations, and cannot be treated with levity.

But Sunny passed over his levity and seized upon his suggestion.

WORD ORIGIN

"want of seriousness, frivolity," 1560s, from Latin levitatem (nominative levitas) "lightness, frivolity," from levis "light" in weight (see lever) + -ity.

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