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- In a light manner.
- As a teacher, I don't take rudeness in class lightly.
- 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter VIII, The Younger Set:
- Elbows almost touching they leaned at ease, idly reading the almost obliterated lines engraved there. ¶ "I never understood it," she observed, lightly scornful. "What occult meaning has a sun-dial for the spooney? I'm sure I don't want to read riddles in a strange gentleman's optics."
in a light manner