Sentence Examples


  • "Give me?" she teased, trying to lighten the mood.
  • "Now you're asking me to give up this job?" she asked in a futile attempt to lighten the mood.
  • "I thought you didn't believe in capital punishment," he said, trying to lighten the situation.
  • Jackson seized every opportunity to point out the upsides, and tried his best to lighten her mood.
  • The dream seemed so short, but the sky had begun to lighten on the horizon.  The dream faded as he sat up.  Toby stood nearby, his young face solemn.

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