Sentence Examples


  • "Give me?" she teased, trying to lighten the mood.
  • "I thought you didn't believe in capital punishment," he said, trying to lighten the situation.
  • Jackson seized every opportunity to point out the upsides, and tried his best to lighten her mood.
  • The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon.  The dream faded as he sat up.  Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.
  • While Cook was speculating on the cause of this phenomenon, and was in the act of ordering out the boats to take soundings, the " Endeavour " struck heavily, and fell over so much that the guns, spare cables, and other heavy gear had at once to be thrown overboard to lighten the ship. As day broke, attempts were made to float the vessel off with the morning tide; but these were unsuccessful.

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