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West Maui is home to some notable restaurants, from Lahaina’s Star Noodle, with its ultra-fresh noodles and lightly battered tempura shrimp, to the seafood selections at Mala Ocean Tavern and its views of vessels at anchor.

Molded quickly from local clay, baked dry in the sun or lightly fired, they were clearly not put on a shelf to be admired or worshipped.

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From Vox

AMA — “World League”West London’s own AMA is not to be taken lightly.

It’s an incredible story, and it’s something we don’t take lightly.

And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.

“We do not take attacks on our police officers lightly,” Bratton said.

Snow fell lightly Wednesday as a League member standing in front of City Hall read the demands.

On a lightly floured board, roll each pastry to an 11-inch square.

Future lives, careers and attitudes were being determined in this lightly regulated fever.

He heard himself saying lightly, though with apparent lack of interest: 'How curious, Lettice, how very odd!

We have said it had been lightly laden at starting, which was the reason of the tremendous pace at which it travelled.

He rose and kissed her lightly on the forehead, experience teaching him to avoid a stray hair from the carefully built coiffure.

Its tiny wreath of smoke curled lightly about her, mounting up in the warm, bright room.

She slept lightly at first, half awake and drowsily attentive to the things about her.


On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lightly, such as: casually, delicately, easily, faintly, freely, and gingerly.

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