lightsomely


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light·some 1

 (līt′səm)
adj.
1. Providing light; luminous.
2. Covered with or full of light; bright.

light′some·ly adv.
light′some·ness n.

light·some 2

 (līt′səm)
adj.
1. Light, nimble, or graceful in movement.
2. Free from worry or care; cheerful.
3. Frivolous; silly.

light′some·ly adv.
light′some·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.lightsomely - moving with quick light stepslightsomely - moving with quick light steps; "she walked lightsomely down the long staircase"
2.lightsomely - in a light-hearted manner; "he light-heartedly overlooks some of the basic facts of life"
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dance lightsomely" (137.25-26), and "sometimes the people rejoiced" (138.5-6).
This intermingling of life and literature, hitherto lightsomely expressed, lies at the centre of the narrative, the fulcrum of which is the successful disruption of the appearance at the store of MuPu's star author, the hapless Agnes Coleman, author of the best-selling My Baby, My Love, a work described in the New York Times as "almost staggeringly idiotic." After the revelations this provokes, events take on a darker hue and the issues of value, judgement and responsibility that Redekop has been scratching at throughout the book take on a larger dimension: initially, he has dwelt on questions like "what makes a good writer?" and "do you think we're snobs?," but these are now subsumed into a larger argument when Aubrey assembles the shelf monkeys to declare a fatwa on bad writing.