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How to use featherweight in a sentence
In a sea of worthy choices—from featherweight next-to-skin base layers to all-day midlayers—these were the best.
We also love the featherweight nylon build, grippy rubber nose and ear pads, and springy temples that hug the head for security.
NBC Out’s Dan Avery noted that after she earned silver for the Philippines, featherweight boxer Nesthy Petecio told reporters, “I am proud to be part of the LGBTQ community,” according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, “Let’s go, fight!”If a nation? ‘Team LGBTQ’ ranked 11th in medal tally at Tokyo Olympics | Brody Levesque | August 10, 2021 | Washington Blade
It’s made of featherweight cotton, and boasts a relaxed look.The Best New Launches From Dr. Martens, Buck Mason, and More | Daniel Modlin | May 21, 2021 | The Daily Beast
This featherweight tablet comes with a stand that can prop the screen up into laptop mode, lower it into a 15-degree angle for studio mode, and kick the stand out for a freestanding tablet.Best Android tablet: Find the right device for you | Eric Alt | December 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
These featherweight savory gruyere-laced pastries are ubiquitous in Burgundy.
Kitamura, a featherweight at most, might seem a awkward messenger for the material.
"I had no idea Americans were so romantic," said Lady Sellingworth, with just a touch of featherweight malice.December Love | Robert Hichens
She seemed only a featherweight when the bewildered doctor helped her to alight—an undoubted sprite and creature of romance.The Doctor's Family | Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
I am not as strong as I once was so I bought a featherweight one.The Modern Pistol and How to Shoot It | Walter Winans
Fancy that little featherweight saying, "O khansamah jee" to my bloodthirsty Mir Khan!The Story of the Gadsby | Rudyard Kipling
He held out his arm, but grew tired long before they reached his trap: Dane was no featherweight, and he leaned upon him heavily.The League of the Leopard | Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for featherweight
something very light or of little importance
(as modifier): featherweight considerations
a professional boxer weighing 118–126 pounds (53.5–57 kg)
an amateur boxer weighing 54–57 kg (119–126 pounds)
(as modifier): the featherweight challenger
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 126–139 pounds (57–63 kg))
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