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See definition of once over lightly on Dictionary.com
  • as insuperficially
  • as inbrowse
  • as inriffle

synonyms for once over lightly

  • outwardly
  • apparently
  • at first glance
  • carelessly
  • casually
  • externally
  • extraneously
  • flimsily
  • frivolously
  • hastily
  • ignorantly
  • not profoundly
  • not thoroughly
  • on the surface
  • ostensibly
  • partially
  • skim
  • to the casual eye
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antonyms for once over lightly

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  • carefully
  • deeply
  • thoroughly
    • neglect
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    How to use once over lightly in a sentence

    It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
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    All over the world the just claims of organized labor are intermingled with the underground conspiracy of social revolution.
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    After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.
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    After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
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    He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
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    Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.
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    The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
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    When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    When his lordship retired early, as was his custom, the other men adjourned once more to the billiard-room.
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    As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
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