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Extremely light and insubstantial.
- ‘Priced at $299.99, this device is only 0.39-inches thick and light as a feather.’
- ‘It was light as a feather, equally balanced as well.’
- ‘They are flaky and perfect and light as a feather.’
- ‘After a full massage, including my stomach, I felt absolutely wonderful - light as a feather.’
- ‘Well, you're not exactly light as a feather either!’
- ‘It is light as a feather, but very strong and durable.’
- ‘‘Alright, but I can't promise that I'll be light as a feather,’ she said as she jumped on his back and brought her arms around his neck.’
- ‘Yesterday I had trouble lifting a bucket of sand that two weekends ago was as light as a feather.’
- ‘The thing does a good job, and it's as light as a feather.’
- ‘He handled his sword as if it were light as a feather.’
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