• Grasshopper, slightly magnified
    Grasshopper, slightly magnified
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj slighting tending to diminish or disparage "belittling comments","managed a deprecating smile at the compliment","deprecatory remarks about the book","a slighting remark"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Earth is not round, but slightly pear-shaped.
    • a Slighting Characterized by neglect or disregard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The right lung is slightly larger than the left
    • n slighting Disregard; scorn; slight.
    • slighting Derogatory; disparaging.
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.”
  • 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.”
  • Euripides
    “Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.”
  • James Watson
    James Watson
    “It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant.”


In literature:

The faint, scarcely perceptible quiver seemed too slight to be a sign of the motion of so huge a mass.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Then the fine, pale face was slightly flushed.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Sprinkle with slightly browned cocoanut.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
She saw the doctor, who was slightly lame, limp around to the buggy after his horse was tied, and take out two cases.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The explanations as to the meanings are slightly different.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
His chin, thrust slightly forward in a manner almost aggressive, showed the dusk of close-shaven hair.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
In this way even slight differences may be recognised.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
When she came into the room the directors of the Half Moon Trust were slightly astonished.
"The Danger Mark" by Robert W. Chambers
The body is swollen centrally and tapers slightly at each end.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Fungi with an even spore-bearing or slightly wrinkled surface, Thelephorei.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin

In poetry:

Song is no bauble—
Slight not the songsmith,
England my mother,
Maker of men.
"England My Mother" by William Watson
That is what the Engines said,
Unreported and unread;
Spoken slightly through the nose,
With a whistle at the close.
"What The Engines Said" by Francis Bret Harte
Ah! fair one, why to me so coy,
And why to him so true?
Who with more coldness slights the joy
Than I with love pursue.
"Songs Set To Music: 22. Set" by Matthew Prior
To Him whom men despise and slight
To Him be glory given;
The crown is His, and His by right
The highest place in heaven.
"Behold the Lamb with glory crowned," by Thomas Kelly
Be this thy constant aim,
Thy hope, thy chief delight;
What matter who should whisper blame
Or who should scorn or slight?
"The Narrow Way" by Anne Bronte
Boon Nature yields each day a brag which we now first behold,
And trains us on to slight the new, as if it were the old:
But blest is he, who, playing deep, yet haply asks not why,
Too busied with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson

In news:

Exner creation is slightly off-center.
CHARLIE ST CLOUD Cloudy with a slight chance of laughter.
He is a slightly awkward speaker who seems sorry he is taking your time.
I'll admit I'm slightly addicted to facbook, but really.
Begin with a progressive edge, with slightly more weight on your back foot.
The Tigers won their fourth straight, inching ever-so-slightly toward the bubble .
Much-Debated Treatment for Heart Disease Shows Slight Benefit in Clinical Trial.
Now when we play a video off the Internet, the sound is slightly sped up and the people sound like they've had a shot of helium.
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED Footnotes in Booklore.
You can substitute in any herb for the chives (be it tarragon, sage, parsley, or even dill), but I like the bright freshness and slight onion flavor that they add when paired with swordfish.
NJ Theater Roundup, week of 10/5: 'One Slight Hitch,' 'A Chorus Line ,' more.
Cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the morning Then partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Commerce Department Reports Slight Sales Increase.
Slight rise adds $4 per year for owner of $100k home.
Industrial fared better than consumer, but global coatings giant RPM International Inc posted slight declines overall in second-quarter net sales and earnings on an as-reported basis.

In science:

Although striking, the agreement with SU(4) universality is however only qualitative, with the scaled φ to ρ cross section ratios slightly below 1 and the scaled J/ψ to ρ ratios slightly above 1.
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
The noise realisation is identical in each case; however, due to the slightly offset time of arrival of the signals and therefore the slightly different sum of data and signal, there is some spread in the recovered evidences.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
As natural are the following assumptions: 1) the initial velocities of the captured dmp’s exceed only slightly the parabolic one vpar (v 2 par = 2kM/rE ); 2) their final velocities are only slightly less than vpar .
Capture of dark matter by the Solar System. Simple estimates
We see, moreover, that this continues to hold for small perturbations of N0 , and so, perturbing N0 slightly towards NΣl (and thus increasing C (p) slightly), for all n sufficiently large, dH is non-negative over ∂ (Σn ∩ Br (p)).
The Plateau Problem for General Curvature Functions
This is slightly above the Θ-point value, but slightly below the SARW values reported in , .
Elastic Energy and Phase Structure in a Continuous Spin Ising Chain with Applications to the Protein Folding Problem