Examples from the Web for lightly
And it often travels so lightly that you can forget you are clothed in its benefits.
On a lightly floured board, roll each pastry to an 11-inch square.
Future lives, careers and attitudes were being determined in this lightly regulated fever.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They also emboldened the Kurdish defenders, who are lightly armed and fending off heavy armor.
He had been involved in an accident while he “was lightly hovering.”Monty Python Forgot Their Lines on Opening Night, but Who Cares?|Nico Hines|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a handsome youngster, lightly clad and barefooted; and, although not yet full grown, of a strong and active build.Kate Bonnet|Frank R. Stockton
Judith left the piano, sat beside him, and he lightly kissed her.Linda Condon|Joseph Hergesheimer
A woman's reputation—a thing so lightly thrown away with an idler's word, a Lovelace's smile!Under Two Flags|Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
The moment after, the terrible creature touched the floor as lightly as a monkey, on his hands.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
But aloud he said, lightly: "Perhaps you may find it expedient to do the same thing, Miss West."Lancaster's Choice|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
Word Origin and History for 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.
Idioms and Phrases with lightly
see get off (lightly); once over lightly.