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Slight, adj. 1) trifling, inconsiderable: “leave her on such s. conditions,” Gent. V, 4, 138. “fee'd every s. occasion that could but niggardly give me sight of her,” Wiv. II, 2, 204. “I will go on the --est errand now to the Antipodes,” Ado II, 1, 272. “in some s. measure,” Mids. III, 2, 86. As I, 1, 155. II, 4, 34. All's IV, 1, 41. H4A III, 2, 151. H4B II, 1, 156. IV, 1, 190. V, 1, 92 “(a lie with a s. oath).” H6A IV, 1, 112. H6C 1, 2, 1, 2 Cor. V, 3, 62. Tim. II, 2, 149. Hml. II, 1, 39. Cymb. I, 4, 45. Cymb. I, 4, 45 s. regard == 'contempt, H5 II, 4, 117. “so s. a valuation,” Cymb. IV, 4, 49.
2) insignificant, worthless, frivolous: “if my s. Muse do please these curious days,” Sonn. 38, 13. “some please-man, some s. zany,” LLL V, 2, 463. “a name so s., unworthy and ridiculous,” John III, 1, 150. “I muse you make so s. a question,” H4B IV, 1, 167. “ye're so s.” Cor. V, 2, 110. “a s. unmeritable man,” Caes. IV, 1, 12. “away, s. man,” IV, 3, 37. “so s., so drunken, and so indiscreet an officer,” Oth. II, 3, 279 (Qq light). “is Caesar with Antonius prized so s.?” Ant. I, 1, 56. “s. thing of Italy,” Cymb. V, 4, 64.
3) taking any thing light, careless, negligent: “be not ceased with s. denial,” Tim. II, 1, 17. “we have been too s. in sufferance,” Cymb III, 5, 35.
4) being made out of nothing, insubstantial, light: “s. air and purging fire,” Sonn. 45, 1.
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