light-hearted

Definitions

  • "AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED."
    "AFOOT AND LIGHT-HEARTED."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj light-hearted carefree and happy and lighthearted "was loved for her blithe spirit","a merry blithesome nature","her lighthearted nature","trilling songs with a lightsome heart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Light-hearted līt"härt`ĕd Free from grief or anxiety; gay; cheerful; merry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • light-hearted Having a light heart; free from grief or anxiety; cheerful.
    • light-hearted Synonyms Gladsome, joyous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Light-hearted light or merry of heart: free from anxiety: cheerful
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Quotations

  • Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann
    “The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
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    “Beauty in not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
  • Thomas Vaughan
    Thomas Vaughan
    “Have thy heart in heaven and thy hands upon the earth. Ascend in piety and descend in charity. For this is the Nature of Light and the way of the children.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “What light is to the eyes -- what air is to the lungs -- what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A light heart lives long.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Warm summer sun, shine kindly here. Warm southern wind, blow softly here. Green sod above, lie light, lie light. Good night, dear Heart, Good night, good night.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. leicht, Ice. léttr; L. lĕvis.

Usage

In literature:

I shall be the most light-hearted creature in the world.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
It is your fault that there is no light in your windows, and your fault that you have closed your heart against love.
"The Love Affairs of an Old Maid" by Lilian Bell
Morning Star had such a light heart that she was glad just to be alive, and she sang a song of praise as she ran.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
It shall help me to light her destiny, for beauty is a beacon for benighted hearts.
"The Choice of Life" by Georgette Leblanc
After this pleasant experience it was with a light heart I accepted a similar invitation when shortly afterwards I visited another city.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Or perhaps she would be just the opposite: a light-hearted, gay, sprightly bird, who would find herself at home in every position.
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
Wherefore, her resolve being fixed and her conscience accordingly clear, she adventured the first precious day with a light heart.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
It was short-lived, and my heart fell again under her light laugh.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
And all this pain will pass away, and you will grow light-hearted again.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
She had just turned another page, and was reading on with a light heart, when the clerk again entered.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

I may give my little heart unseen,
It is so small and light,
And only very wakeful things
Can hear it cry at night.
"Charmian’s Song" by Aline Murray Kilmer
I see thy light, I feel thy wind;
The world, it is thy word;
Whatever wakes my heart and mind,
Thy presence is, my Lord.
"Morning Hymn" by George MacDonald
'When others' hearts most lightly bound
Mine feels the most oppressed;
When smiling faces greet me round
My sorrow will not rest:
"Mirth and mourning" by Anne Bronte
For the human heart's a changeful thing,
And sometime we would borrow
The light, that other days have given,
To cheer us on the morrow.
"Old Letters: To Mrs. Annie P____" by Sallie Williams Hardcastle
What gladness will possess our heart
When we shall see these things!
What light and life, in every part,
Will rise like lasting springs!
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
You're what you are in heart and mind,
Because you will it so to be;
The man who tries himself to find,
Is light to all, and great is he.
"God In Man" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey

In news:

Some solo cooks, bless their hearts, set the table and light a candle whenever they make dinner for themselves.
Spiritualized Hey Jane Sweet heart, sweet light.
The team's light-hearted demeanor has defused any concerns over being a favorite at the state swim meet.
So it's no surprise that the same thing was done with Christmas lights, but this time it is set to a Motley Crue song called 'Kick Start My Heart.
Another light-hearted week in Chicago theater.
A bunker cloud should make the heart of a light-spin-tackler soar like an eagle.
Is it a light-hearted tween picture.
Tebow Super Bowl ad strikes light-hearted tone.
The light-hearted obituary published in the Salt Lake Tribune also includes a confession to stealing a business' safe.
The light-hearted obituary also includes a confession to stealing a business' safe.
We fell in love with her light-hearted drawings and immediately thought December.
Light- hearted fun in Conejo.
Light- hearted take on life's last lingering years.
It's a beautiful, haunting, light-hearted, and very musically complicated song.
The Sacred Heart Church is having the "Christ Our Light" Fundraiser on Friday June 15th- Sunday June 17th.
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In science:

Another possibility is to use light for the kind of high-speed, high-parallel pattern matching that is needed at the heart of the SP machine.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
We now apply the block-chain development in the preceding subsection to a Markov chain on partitions of the positive integer n introduced in as a somewhat light-hearted model for collaboration among mathematicians.
Hitting times and interlacing eigenvalues: a stochastic approach using intertwinings
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