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Middle English slender, smooth possibly of Scandinavian origin lei- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English sliht, from Proto-Germanic *slihtaz.
After a slight hesitation the door burst open with a cracking blow.
His frame was slight, his hair silvered, his smile fatherly.
There was a slight quake to her voice.
He walked with a slight limp and looked older than thirty-six.
A slight smile touched the corners of his mouth.
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