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 Meanings and Examples of SLIGHTLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
slightly
 ad.  a little; a bit
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Her eyes were pale green without a touch of hazel, starred with bristly black lashes and slightly tilted at the ends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  His five tall brothers gave him good-by with admiring but slightly patronizing smiles, for Gerald was the baby and the little one of a brawny family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  "Miss Ellen Robillard," said Gerald, trying to speak casually, for the slightly tilting dark eyes of Ellen Robillard had taken more than his eye.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  The door of her parents' bedroom was slightly ajar and, before she could knock, Ellen's voice, low but stern, came to her ears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  If she did resent it, she never gave any sign of it, treating Scarlett with the same slightly aloof, kindly courtesy she had always shown her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Some she knew slightly, others she vaguely remembered, but most of them she knew not at all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  But for all his habit of making oracular statements and his slightly pompous manner, he was as kindly a man as the town possessed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Both the doctor and his wife looked slightly shocked at her ignorance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  He gave her the box with a slightly sardonic smile and watched her while she put it on again and preened herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  She shut her eyes tightly, trying to squeeze out tears, but remembered to turn her face up slightly so he could kiss her with no difficulty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  The ladies of Atlanta knew their neighbors' business only slightly less completely than they knew their own and were far more interested in it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  She was not sure what acquisitiveness meant but as he praised it she felt slightly mollified.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  It made her slightly sick to look at it and to remember that night.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  His profile did not change but she thought he sighed slightly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Will's eyes rested for a moment on Scarlett and they crinkled slightly at the corners as if he were inwardly smiling comfort to her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (75 in 6 pages)
16  His mouth twitched slightly, and then he smiled.
17  Mrs Sykes seemed slightly puzzled by this.
18  Place the photo slightly off-centre, so that there is more space on the page.
19  Perhaps he had slightly misled them, but it was quite unintentional.
20  The only flaw is the slightly slow response times when you press the buttons.
21  We need to reduce the speed slightly.
22  Share prices perked up slightly before the close of trading.
23  Clear and bright pupil, the MI, long eyelash tremble slightly, white flawless skin with light pink, thin lips like rose petals delicate drips.
24  Stand with your knees slightly bent.
25  All that might sound as if it could be slightly irritating, but it isn't at all because it's written with tremendous verve and vigor - really short, fast, vivid, colorful sentences.
26  He turned his head slightly, his lips moving in a phrase audible only to the Caverna.
27  They've also agreed to decorate their shop windows with slightly bigger manikins.
28  Robert held her gaze for a long time, his expression grim and slightly troubled.
29  He is described as a handsome, charming and slightly older author.
30  Koryon flapped forward, dropping slightly to gain velocity from the dive.