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01. She has a [slight] fever, but other than that I don't think she is very sick.
02. The weather today is [slightly] cooler than yesterday, but it is still quite nice out.
03. The Canadian dollar rose [slightly] today to 70 cents American.
04. We're not the [slightest] bit worried that you won't get the job. We know you're the best!
05. He is a [slightly] built man with black hair, and glasses.
06. Our new apartment is only [slightly] bigger than the old one, but it is much nicer.
07. The cost of computers has dropped [slightly] in the last few months.
08. I think Jenna felt [slighted] when you didn't invite her to your party.
09. There is a Portuguese proverb which states that he never was a friend who ceased to be so for a [slight] cause.
10. In describing his theory of evolution, Charles Darwin stated, "I have called this principle, by which each [slight] variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection."
11. Most people's legs are [slightly] different lengths.
12. The Earth's orbit around the sun is not perfectly circular; it is [slightly] oval-shaped.
13. Raising the head [slightly], tipping it backward, and closing the eyes usually means "no" in Turkey.
14. Malays generally bow [slightly] when greeting others.
15. She got a [slight] sunburn at the beach, but it's not too bad.
16. Inflation in Slovenia dropped [slightly] in 2001, but at 8.4% remains a matter of concern.
17. Your aunt will feel [slighted] if you don't invite her to your wedding.
18. It's not a [slight] on you if I don't go to the party. It's just that I don't know anyone.

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  • Slight — Slight, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.] [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw. sl[ a]t,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slighting}.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton. [1913 Webster] The wretch who slights the bounty of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slight — slight·er; slight; slight·ish; slight·ly; slight·ness; slight·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • slight — I adjective ancillary, auxiliary, diminutive, exiguous, exiguus, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inferior, insignificant, levis, light, limited, little, meager, mean, minor, minute, modest, negligible, niggardly,… …   Law dictionary

  • slight — [adj1] insignificant, small fat, feeble, inconsiderable, insubstantial, meager, minor, modest, negligible, off, outside, paltry, petty, piddling, remote, scanty, slender, slim, sparse, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant,… …   New thesaurus

  • Slight — Slight, adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] Think not so slight of glory. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — is a surname, and may refer to:* Aaron Slight (born 1966), former professional motorcycle road racer * Jim Slight (1855 1930), Australian cricketeree also* Sleight …   Wikipedia

  • slight — [slīt] adj. [ME (northern dial.) sliht < OE, kin to OHG sleht, straight, smooth: for IE base see SLICK] 1. a) light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender b) frail; fragile 2. having little weight, strength, substance, or significance… …   English World dictionary

  • slight|ly — «SLYT lee», adverb. 1. in a slight manner. 2. to a slight degree; a little; somewhat: »I know him slightly. 3. in a slighting manner; disdainfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slight — Slight, n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. [1913 Webster] Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, n. Sleight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English