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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIGHTWEIGHT

I should like him to be a lightweight, so as to be able to ride with me.

He entered in the lightweight class in the Harvard Gymnasium, March 22, 1879.

At any rate our lightweight is one point in our favour, and another is our light-hands.

He was a football player and a lightweight boxer of no mean ability.

Many in fact would have had no hesitation in classing him as a lightweight.

Fortunately I was a lightweight, or I might have been killed.

In his own college days he had been the lightweight champion of his class.

It was an important match—for the lightweight championship of the world.

A short distance behind the runabout was a lightweight truck.

He was now clinging to the reins with both hands, and, being a muscular lad and no lightweight, his bulk told.

WORD ORIGIN

also light-weight, 1773 in horse-racing, also in pugilism; from light (adj.1) + weight. Figurative sense of "inconsequential" first attested 1809.

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