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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTER

Perhaps it was some law of opposites, and she needed some one of lighter nature than her own.

Both hearts were heavy, but Mr. Brunton's was the lighter of the two.

It will be lighter now; I sha'n't mind what anybody says if you're with me, mother.

The room was dark, but the street was lighter, because of its lamps.

If you had, the meeting on Wednesday would have been a lighter trial to you.

But he at once remembered that it was lighter because the moon had risen.

He studied the little movie-maker over the flame of his lighter.

The lighter grey of the horizon is mirrored in the clearer blue of the sea.

Every schoolboy knows that a stone is lighter in water than in air.

But it was all a dream, lighter than thistle-down; he knew it could never, never be.

WORD ORIGIN

"barge," late 15c., agent noun from light (adj.1), with a sense of lightening a load, or else from Dutch lichter, from lichten "to lighten, unload," on the same notion. They are used in loading or unloading ships that cannot approach a wharf.

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