How to use Lightened in a sentence
They seemed to walk for hours, until the first rays of morning lightened the forest.
The sun was brilliant, the pinks and oranges – combined with the multiple shades of blue sky as it lightened – creating a vision beyond that of any dream.
Gian Galeazzo lightened their yoke.
My acquiescence lightened the mood for the remainder of the trip as Betsy and Howie chatted as if future sessions were a faite accompli.
Whether it was Pumpkin's advice or the sunny day, Cynthia's mood lightened as they drove.Advertisement
She registered nothing but darkness and cold for a while before the cold began to fade, and the night behind her eyelids lightened.
She lowered her sword long before the sky lightened.
Frederick William, whose temper was by no means so ruthlessly Spartan as tradition has painted it,was overjoyed, and commissioned the clergyman to receive from the prince an oath of filial obedience, and in exchange for this proof of "his intention to improve in real earnest" his arrest was to be lightened, pending the earning of a full pardon.
Of an olive-green above, deeply tinted in some parts with black and in others lightened by yellow, and beneath of a yellowish-white again marked with black, the male of this species has at least a becoming if not a brilliant garb, and possesses a song that is not unmelodious, though the resemblance of some of its notes to the running-down of a piece of clockwork is more remarkable than pleasing.
Leland said that it is easier to collect the leaves of the Sibyl than the titles of the works written by Roger Bacon; and though the labour has been somewhat lightened by the publications of Brewer and Charles, referred to below, it is no easy matter even now to form an accurate idea of his actual productions.Advertisement
Sickly men and some stores and animals had been got away before Dec. 8, which lightened the task in prospect.
But these books, however influential, had no public authority, and when the yoke of oppression was lightened but a little their enthusiasm lost much of its contagious power.
It would have materially lightened his task had he placed intelligent foreigners at the head of every department of state, allowing them gradually to train up a native bureaucracy.
By working in this way all round the ball, the best roots will be got out and preserved, and the ball lightened of all superfluous soil.
He began to hope that his earlier work, if recast and lightened, might share the fortunes of its successor; and at intervals throughout the next four years he occupied himself in rewriting it in a more succinct form with all the literary grace at his command.Advertisement
The new Egyptian army was so far improved that it gained successes over the forces of the Mahdi; the burden of the national debt was lightened by a successful conversion; the corve was abolished; 1 the land tax was reduced 30% in the poorest provinces, and in spite of this and other measures for lightening the public burdens, the budgetary surplus constantly increased; the quasi-judicial special commissions for brigandage, which were at once barbarous and inefficient, were abolished; the native tribunals were improved, and Mr (afterwards Sir John) Scott, an Indian judge of great experience and sound judgment, was appointed judicial adviser to the khedive.
At every degree of latitude the sledges were lightened by forming a depot of provisions for the return journey.
The labours of the publicist would also be much lightened were it possible to consolidate the various general collections of diplomatic acts into a new Corps diplomatique universel, well furnished with cross references, and with brief annotations showing how far each treaty is supposed to be still in force.
The attacking troops, both gunners and infantry, found their task unexpectedly lightened by the absence of a heavy return fire upon their batteries, trenches, and zones of concentration.
Abuses were remedied, the provincials protected from oppression, and the burdens of taxation lightened.Advertisement
But if not lightened, taxation is at least better apportioned than formerly.
To diminish the number of the privileged was impossible, but false claims to exemption were firmly resisted, and the unjust direct taxation was lightened by an increase of the indirect taxes, from which the privileged could not escape.
As penances had for a long time been lightened, and the books used by confessors began to consist more and more of instructions in the style of the later moral theology (and this is already the case of the books of Halitgar and Rhabanus Maurus), the canonical collections began to include a greater or smaller number of the penitential canons.
His prison at Ham was unhealthy, and physical inactivity was painful to the prince, but on the whole the regime imposed upon him was mild, and his captivity was lightened by Alexandrine Vergeot, "la belle sabotiere," or Mdlle Badinguet (he was later nicknamed Badinguet by the republicans).
Formerly ships of heavy burden bound for Stettin discharged or lightened their cargo at Swinemiinde, but since the recent deepening of the river Oder they can proceed direct to the larger port.Advertisement
In 1851 he resigned from the Mercersburg Seminary in order that its running expenses might be lightened; and from 1841 to 1853 he was president of Marshall College at Mercersburg.
In his conflict with the towns over his refusal to ratify all their privileges the elector's task was lightened by a quarrel between the magistrates and the burghers of Berlin, which he was called in to decide in 1442.
The sun was brilliant, the pinks and oranges â€“ combined with the multiple shades of blue sky as it lightened â€“ creating a vision beyond that of any dream.
The feeling once we'd passed this checkpoint lightened our hearts for we knew we were headed home.
Next addition to the block is a lightened flywheel, then cams.
Peggy Day certainly lightened the dark side of Gibbons haunted vocals.
Michael Jackson's is further rumored to have lightened his skin tone through a cosmetic procedure.
The roots cannot make way, nor can the plants thrive in a strong adhesive soil of clay or heavy loam, and if the soil be heavy, it must be lightened by a plentiful addition of leaf-mould, sand, or peat.
This means that lenses block glare in both a lightened environment as well as a darkened state.
In fact, hair that is to be lightened more than three shades must be double processed, meaning the current color is stripped away before the desired shade is added.
This shampoo is specifically designed to meet the needs of any hair color that has been recently highlighted or lightened.
If you are only adding sections of color, you can keep the lightened sections separated with foil.
Coloring brunette hair is normally a task best left for the professionals, especially if you are going back to brown from previously lightened locks.
Instead, flaunt a wispy pixie and keep your color saturated (deep in tone) or lightened to the lightest shade of pale.
For this trend, hair is colored dark on the bottom and lightened to a platinum tone on the top.
Once the strands have been lightened with bleach, a color can be applied to "tone" the pre-lightened hair to the desired shade.
Creator Shonda Rimes who so vehemently opposed to spoilers in the beginning seems to have lightened her grip some.
The scarring may require dermatologist treatment to be removed or lightened.
While media is media, Joel's musical heritage canot be denied or lightened.
His pronouncement lightened the what-to-say-or-what-not-to-say problem.
Taran watched him and rubbed the back of his neck, squinting at the lightened sky near the sunset.
The problems of geography had been lightened by the destructive criticism of the French cartographer D'Anville (who had purged the map of the world of the last remnants of traditional fact unverified by modern observations) and rendered richer by the dawn of the new era of scientific travel, when Kant brought his logical powers to bear upon them.
The pecuniary need of office, if that comes into the question, had been lightened, if not extinguished, two years before by his marriage with Mrs Wyndham Lewis.