lighten

[ lahyt-n ]SEE DEFINITION OF lighten

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTEN

But at that moment an inspiration came to lighten the gloom.

After a short consultation it was determined to lighten the ship.

Perhaps together we might lighten the weight of it a little.

He had done all that he could on the journey to lighten the labor of those attached to his own wagon.

That it might be able to lighten the burden of this self-imposed labour.

Alston Choate did not allow a glint to lighten the grave kindliness of his glance.

It was Lettice, who tried to lighten her solitude by the sound of her own sweet voice.

There are many ways by which a resident can lighten the pains and penalties of a prisoner.

Say, Boss, do you want this to lighten up your old freight-train with?

Its charm did not suffice to lighten for him the burden of the wickedness.

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