The shift in the economic base from a heavily unionized industrial sector to a lightly unionized service sector.
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.
The main checkpoints east and west of the town were only lightly defended.
Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, sprinkle rice flour over the top, and toss to lightly coat.
The lightly caffeinated beverage tapered my appetite while ensuring I had some nutrition.
Wide-eyed, he got lightly to his feet and started for the trap.
Public opinion in the church judged them lightly, although unfavorably.
But something had been said that could not be lightly passed.
The Master said, Can that which is hard to do be lightly spoken?
Dulce, plucking some pale blossom, lifts it to her lips, and kisses it lightly.
Old English leohtlice "so as not to be heavy" (of material things, but also of sleep, blows, etc.); cognate with Old Frisian lichtelik, Old High German lihtlihho, German leichtlich, Old Norse lettlega (see light (adj.1)). Meaning "frivolously, indifferently" is from early 13c.