• WordNet 3.6
    • adv light-heartedly in a light-hearted manner "he light-heartedly overlooks some of the basic facts of life"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • light-heartedly In a light-hearted manner; with a light heart.
    • ***


  • Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann
    “The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “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
    “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
    “A light heart lives long.”
  • Mark Twain
    “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.”


In literature:

Whatever was going forward was sure to make matter of mirth for the light-hearted Beatrice.
"Tales from Shakespeare" by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
Then taking her in his arms while she still slept, he walked almost with a light heart into the village.
"The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852" by Various
Maiden, to you I trust the helm with a light heart.
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
But with what a light heart he laboured!
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
Seex times ees mon coeur brise, and I was desole; and now, you sees, I'm of a light heart still!
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
His heart was light with the freedom of his new condition.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
Prescott knew her step, light as it was, before she came, and his heart beat a little more heavily.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
They were all light-hearted and communicative.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
How changed had soon become the light-hearted, jovial midshipman!
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
They then stepped into their canoe, and pushed off with that feeling of light hearted happiness which always follows the doing of a kind action.
"Away in the Wilderness" by R.M. Ballantyne

In poetry:

Thus lightly to my love, I spake,
And she responded lightly, too,
And by my side her place did take,
Her young heart gladden'd by the view.
"A Sunset" by Thomas Frederick Young
HARK! the Christmas bells ring round!
Many light hearts with joy abound!
They come and go upon the wind,
"Peace and goodwill to all mankind!"
"Poor People's Christmas" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Hark! the Christmas bells ring round!
Many light hearts with joy abound;
They come and go upon the wind:
"Peace and goodwill to all mankind!"
"Poor People's Christmas" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Be strong to hope, O heart!
Though day is bright,
The stars can only shine
In the dark night.
Be strong, O heart of mine,
Look toward the light.
"Strength" by Robert Browning
Then the spirit "Ah! thou dearest,
Wilt thou close thy heart from me?
Through the shadow that thou fearest
Heaven's own light will shine on thee.
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels
My father's halls, so rich and rare,
Are desolate and bleak and bare;
My father's heart and halls are one,
Since I, their life and light, am gone.
"My Father's Halls" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Book takes light-hearted, but scientific look at how the world will end.
Rhett Butler calls his show a "light-hearted approach to very serious guitar playing.".
'The Conspirator ': Heavy on History, Light on Heart.
A thoroughly researched, frank, and deeply engaging biography by Jeff Pearlman sheds new light on the player who was the heart and soul of the Chicago Bears.
The small south Georgia town created the light hearted celebration to poke fun at a serious pest problem.
Hey friends, I know these blogs are usually pretty light hearted and can be good for the occasional laugh, but today I would like to address a serious issue.
His has been a career rife with light-hearted antics, politics and gun-toting.
The new Cardio app ($4.99) takes your heart rate with the iPhone or iPad camera by measuring how light reflects off your face as blood flows through your skin.
Chicago is one of the most haunted cities in the world, boasting a colorful past filled with eerie events that range from the truly chilling to the light-of-heart.
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital will be bringing a new light on health care in the Yankton Region beginning this summer with the addition of the three-story " Northern Lights " addition.
As a child my heart longed for the lights of the stage.
Some of you may remember the light-hearted HP commercials back in 2003 heralding the day that nanotechnology will â"make possible cell phones so small that an ant could use itâ".
The Omaha Community Playhouse 's production of Hairspray is a light-hearted flashback to the 1960's that redefines beauty, as a girl with bigger aspirations becomes the newest local TV star.
Filmmakers Stefan Quinth and Bill Beyer talked with Bob recently about " Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian," a light-hearted film series exploring contemporary Scandinavian America.
Hands clutching her heart, a million-watt smile lighting up her face, she looked positively breathless for a moment, though she was quick to regain her characteristic composure.

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