slightly (adv.) Old form(s): sleightly
without much attention, neglectfully
R3 III.vii.19[Buckingham to Richard] [I] left nothing fitting for your purpose / Untouched, or slightly handled in discourse
TC III.iii.166[Ulysses to Achilles, of time as a host] That slightly shakes his parting guest by th'hand
TNK I.iii.28[Emilia to Hippolyta, of Pirithous] his sports ... passed slightly / His careless execution [i.e. were played without his full attention]
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