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Sample sentences for the GRE study word levity

levity can be used as a noun

1.Ere they can hide their levity in honour. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Traduc'd for levity and 'tis said in Rom. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.It was his duty to tell them that this was not one of those ordinary "breach-of-promise" cases which were too often the occasion of ruthless mirth and indecent levity in the courtroom. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4.Hotchkiss only confirmed his own impressions of the alleged lover--a serious-minded, practically abstracted man--abstentive of youthful society, and the last man apparently capable of levity of the affections or serious flirtation. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
5.Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6.The vices of levity and vanity necessarily render him ridiculous, and are, besides, almost as ruinous to him as they are to the common people. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.He knew too well what these things meant to the millions who profess them, to approach the task of uprooting them with levity or even with haste. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.O'MOLLOY _In barrister's grey wig and stuffgown, speaking with a voice of pained protest_ This is no place for indecent levity at the expense of an erring mortal disguised in liquor. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
9.After all that has been said of the levity and inconstancy of human nature, it appears evidently from experience, that man is, of all sorts of luggage, the most difficult to be transported. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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