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To my surprise, I also noticed a visible lightening of sun damage and brighter skin after just a few uses.

The organization runs programs to educate young girls of color about online safety, healthy digital behaviors, and the dangers of physical skin lightening.

Few people are willing to admit or speak openly about this aspect of their skin care regimen, as it is generally frowned upon by society even as the lighter skin that one is born with or comes as a result of skin lightening is elevated in society.

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Attempts to contact the leaders of Eastern Lightening to comment on these allegations were unsuccessful.

In recent times, Zwarte Piet has become a lightening rod for issues of Dutch identity and multicultural tolerance.

He believes that the plane was hit by a bolt of lightening and went down in deep water.

Buckling down to tie-up loose ends is key to lightening your mental load.

By five in the morning, the sky was lightening, and we trudged back toward Christopher Street, where I could catch a train home.

It was as if some spirit that had breathed on him, sustaining him, lightening his incipient heaviness, had been removed.

Michael sighed under a faint lightening of his load, and Stella came up to him engagingly to slip her arm into his.

He pointed with shaking fingers away toward the east, where a faint gleam of daylight was lightening the sky.

May God forbid, that after all these years of darkness you should play me false now when the dawn is already lightening the sky.

A soft grey twilight rested upon the sea; darker and blacker the waters seemed just then by contrast with the lightening skies.


On this page you'll find 195 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lightening, such as: encouraging, reassuring, refreshing, soothing, abating, and allaying.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.