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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTEST

You have not to watch lest He should forget, but to be ready when He gives you the lightest call.

Hydrogen is the lightest and consequently the most buoyant of all known gases.

Restrict yourself to a pint of claret, and that of the lightest, for the future.

In its lightest touch there seemed safety, shelter, comfort.

On his side, Astyages could not bring himself to refuse his grandson's lightest wish.

As to his duties as guard, even the lightest of these were forbidden him for at least a fortnight.

"They were of the lightest, I assure you," said he, laughing.

But it had reached her ear in the lightest form, and had hardly remained in her memory.

We use the lightest shoe, truly fitted with the rasp, not burned on.

Did he imagine, even in his lightest thought, that she loved him?

WORD ORIGIN

"to illuminate, fill with brightness," Old English lyhtan, common Germanic (cf. Old Saxon liohtian, Old High German liuhtan, German leuchten, Gothic liuhtjan "to light"), from source of from light (n.). Related: Lighted; lighting.

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