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Grace's face was alight with appreciation of Mrs. Gray's gift.

Here, Garson paid the fare, and then helped the girl to alight, and on into the hallway.

Nor when we alight at the Pas de Soucis are these features wanting.

At this point we alight, our water-way being blocked for nearly a mile.

Again we take a leap of about twenty years, and alight in the midst of the Revolution.

But, in a gusty, uncertain wind it must use its wings or alight somewhere.

Both visitors had had time to alight and leave their horses outside the wall.

Her eyes were alight, and she was babbling away to her aunt.

Then, with alight laugh, she added: "I've got Paris in my head!"

I went down to see if the lantern in the porch were alight, as it is so often forgotten.

WORD ORIGIN

"to descend, dismount," Old English alihtan, originally "to lighten, take off, take away," from a- "down, aside" (see a- (1)) + lihtan "get off, make light" (see light (v.)). The notion is of getting down off a horse or vehicle, thus lightening it. Of aircraft (originally balloons) from 1786. Related: Alighted; alighting.

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