• Grasshopper, slightly magnified
    Grasshopper, slightly magnified
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv slightly to a small degree or extent "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory","the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other"
    • adv slightly in a slim or slender manner "a slenderly built woman","slightly built"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Earth is not round, but slightly pear-shaped.
    • Slightly In a slight manner.
    • Slightly Slightingly; negligently.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The right lung is slightly larger than the left
    • slightly In a slight manner; slimly; slenderly; unsubstantially.
    • slightly To a slight degree; to some little extent; in some small measure: as, slightly scented wood; slightly wounded.
    • slightly With scant ceremony or respect; with little consideration; disparagingly; slightingly.
    • slightly Easily; thoughtlessly.
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  • Dorothy Hamill
    Dorothy Hamill
    “Every time you go out on the ice, there are slight flaws. You can always think of something you should have done better. These are the things you must work on.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.”
  • Tryon Edwards
    “Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
    “A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.”
  • George W. Goethals
    George W. Goethals
    “Faith in the ability of a leader is of slight service unless it be united with faith in his justice.”
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”


In literature:

Then add the soaked crumbs, the slightly beaten egg, and the salt.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The straight brows went up a little; the man himself stiffened slightly.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
Bake on slightly greased hot griddle, turning only once.
"The New Dr. Price Cookbook" by Anonymous
Then he flushed slightly.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer
Again for a second he saw her slight frown.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
And when he took it she made a slight movement towards him, as of one about to make a confidence.
"Rosa Mundi and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
When the oven is of the proper temperature the flour will slightly brown and look slightly scorched.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
In my room, the floor has only given way slightly in front of the window.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
A slender figure inclined itself very slightly toward John Steele; a voice wished him good morning.
"Half A Chance" by Frederic S. Isham
There was a slight surf although the sea looked like a mill-pond.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Once when she had kissed him Roger had started slightly back.
"His Family" by Ernest Poole
Towards the close of one afternoon we changed our course slightly, and swung in on a long slant towards the coast.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
Bunning-Ford flushed slightly at the cheek-bones.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
This syrup can be coloured slightly with a few drops of cochineal, but should not be coloured more than very slightly.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
Within the Court House the throng, slight at first, was rapidly increasing.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
A slight chill, as if a breath of imminent winter had touched him, communicated itself to his heart.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
In a slightly amused manner his glance rested on her emerald necklace.
"A Son of the Sahara" by Louise Gerard
Already strong, the wind veered slightly and increased to a fierce, persistent gale.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
She had turned her face away from him again, and slightly quickened her walk.
"The Adventures of a Widow" by Edgar Fawcett
Having no covering of russet, but only slight traces of russety stripes.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder

In poetry:

But will he turn to me his face,
From whom he justly did withdraw?
To me who slighted all that grace
I in my past experience saw?
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Thy cries and tears may slighted seem,
And barr'd from present ease;
Yet blame thyself, but never dream
Thy Husband's ill to please.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Till by remembrance led
He stood at length beside their slighted bed,
Above which, truly, scarce a line or letter
Could now be read.
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
Our old Father Adam, we're told,
Was slightly deluded by Eve,
But the way we poor fellows are sold,
Father Adam could never conceive!
"To The Fair" by Anonymous Americas
Never your footsteps where mine trod,
Never my words to you–
And it all would have been so simple for God,
So slight a thing to do!
"Denial" by Margaret Widdemer
And Ajax paused for a moment,
Slightly hanging down his head;
And then from the depth of conscience,
These are the words that he said:
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin

In news:

A slight grimace crossed his face.
Let her tell a Sarah Palin joke now and then, OK. She touches on politics in her set, but the majority of it is about her slightly cranky view of the world.
It's slightly surprising King Sunny Adé still hasn't captured Western ears at a larger level.
That passion for proof tends to be slighted in Aït -Touati's account.
He says the bus driver and the officer driving the patrol car were slightly injured.
Just slightly more massive than Earth â.
Keep your elbows slightly bent but not locked.
When the fat in the bacon begins to render, increase the heat to medium and cook until the purée starts to brown slightly.
Créme anglaise is a slightly thickened custard sauce that is used as a garnish on all sorts of desserts.
(CBS News) The weekend the Watergate break-in came to light, I had a slightly different take than Woodward and Bernstein.
Early voting totals in Burnet County came in slightly under 2008 numbers, while Llano County officials are anticipating a record turnout of voters for the general election.
The royal has a slightly subdued second day.
Part One Vienna Girardi has a fabulous fanny with slight imperfections.
Heather Lynn Peters The coconut soak gave the fillets a slight sweet flavor and created incredibly tender salmon.
He is slight, 5-foot-2 and 105 pounds.

In science:

N formulae tend to slightly over-estimate τN L and slightly under-estimate gN L .
Ekpyrotic Non-Gaussianity -- A Review
Our S-factor is slightly lower than what has been reported by Guo et al. [111] (using the ANC method) and slightly higher than the shell model based value of Herndl et al. [119].
Charged-Particle Thermonuclear Reaction Rates: II. Tables and Graphs of Reaction Rates and Probability Density Functions
The distribution function f (xs , p) from the DSA simulation is slightly steeper for p/mp c < 10 and slightly flatter for p/mpc > 10 than the test-particle power-law, because the flow velocity is slightly modified.
Diffusive Shock Acceleration in Test-Particle Regime
The data-model match is by construction better in the empirical case. A mismatch in the template-based case can be due to both, slightly inaccurate templates and slightly inaccurate photometry.
PHAT: PHoto-z Accuracy Testing
This is evident in the slightly smaller number of US experimental articles in 2009 and the slightly larger number of non-US articles; both changes are not far outside statistical uncertainties.
Editorial: Physical Review C in its Fortieth Year
However the estimator PY is slightly better for moderate values of n (n ≤ 400) while the estimator KN has a slightly better performance for larger n.
On the detection of the number of signals with possibly equal strengths in the High-Dimensional case
The first, third, fifth peaks, and so on, are slightly higher than the general trend; the second and fourth peaks are slightly lower.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Gamma approximation tends to produce slightly larger probabilities of Type I errors, meaning that the two-parameter Gamma approximation may have a slightly lighter tail than the true null distribution.
Kernel-based Conditional Independence Test and Application in Causal Discovery
Neural networks and AIC/BIC perform just as well as standard least squares regression (−40%), ridge regression slightly outperforms standard regression (−42%) and the entropy based approach is a further slight improvement at −44%.
A comparative review of dimension reduction methods in approximate Bayesian computation
It can be observed from the figure that the slope for PM is slightly smaller than the predicted slope while the one for PF is larger. A slightly larger threshold might yield slopes that are closer to the predicted.
Generalized Error Exponents For Small Sample Universal Hypothesis Testing
By exploring the kernel estimators of the CCF, a reasonable range for h was from 0.01 to 0.018, that offered smoothness from slightly under-smoothing to slightly over-smoothing.
Parameter estimation and model testing for Markov processes via conditional characteristic functions
Ariadne is in perfect agreement with the data, Jetset is slightly below the data in the almost 2-jet like case (Z → 1/√3) and slightly above when the lower energetic jets have similar energies (Z → 0).
QCD Event Generators
In and accurate predictions of streaming stresses, in the case of slightly inelastic and slightly rough smooth spheres, are obtained.
A kinetic approach to granular gases
It seems from the table that the pseudogap is relatively constant at ≈ 700 cm−1 with perhaps a slight tendency to increase slightly with doping.
The pseudogap in high-temperature superconductors: an experimental survey
The pixellated detector background is higher by a factor of ∼ 1.5 even at the lowest energies because these detectors are mounted slightly closer to the front of the collimator than is the CZT/BGO detector, giving them a slightly larger field of view and higher aperture flux.
Design and Testing of a Prototype Pixellated CZT Detector and Shield for Hard X-Ray Astronomy