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Word: levity

Definition: lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner


Sentences Containing 'levity'

"The Atlantic" Kevin Fallon deemed "Sexy" an episode of mixed messages, one which treated the issues it raised with "an appropriate amount of levity", but failed to "play the nuances of the vs. sex argument as delicately as it probably thought it did."
After all that has been said of the levity and inconstancy of human nature, it appears evidently from experience, that man is, of all sorts of luggage, the most difficult to be transported.
Economy is a subject which admits of being treated with levity, but it can not so be disposed of.
Longtime member Lindsey Butcher, dancer, juggler and aerialist subsequently formed Gravity Levity.
The degree of disapprobation with which we ought to mark the vices of levity, the vices which are apt to arise from great prosperity, and from the excess of gaiety and good humour, seems to constitute the principal distinction between those two opposite schemes or systems.
The religion of Islam does not require people to disdain seemly laughter and levity and remain perpetually gloomy.
The vices of levity and vanity necessarily render him ridiculous, and are, besides, almost as ruinous to him as they are to the common people.
The vices of levity are always ruinous to the common people, and a single week's thoughtlessness and dissipation is often sufficient to undo a poor workman for ever, and to drive him, through despair, upon committing the most enormous crimes.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.

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