/ (ˈslaɪtlɪ) /

  1. in small measure or degree

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How to use slightly in a sentence

  • Individual samples may be slightly alkaline, especially after a full meal.

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  • Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.

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  • He stood listening to what I was saying, and I recall that when I turned slightly and saw his face, it was terrible!

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • The vicar's wife, still slightly discomposed, launched out into some parochial matter she had wished to mention to him.

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  • In fact a spot of blood, slightly larger than that which had appeared before, showed plainly upon the Professor's right hand.

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