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verb as in land

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Example Sentences

I’ll fantasize about setting colonial summerhouses alight using dendrites & neurons.

Titmice have been spotted dive-bombing cats, alighting on dozing predators’ backs and plucking strands of hair from people’s heads.

Every few days, he would commute down the highway from his sleepy coastal town of Castelldefels, set Europe’s biggest stadium alight, then drive home to his wife and three sons.

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Fall visitors to South Walton often land another treat, too, as swarms of Monarch butterflies alight in parks and beachside neighborhoods starting in late September.

As they alight briefly, the eyes acquire the image of a group of letters roughly equal to one word and then immediately jump farther along, pausing to sample another word or two.

The grapevine and the international media were alight with the buzz of the student killed by the police during the demonstration.

Who was that lithe, bendable gymnast setting alight the Olympic flame?

All the men were shot, their bodies set alight—often before they expired.

In the last five years, a dozen camps have been set alight across the country.

The words at the bottom summarized what kept that hope alight.

“With pleasure, my dear fellow,” said the major puffing vigorously for a few moments to get his pipe well alight.

The sky was alight from zenith to horizon, the Nile aflame with sunrise, by the time the letter was written.

His eyes alight with hope, he ran out, leaving the door open so that his conversation was again audible to the visitor.

Miss Jewett was speaking in her brisk, working voice; the troubled face had become alight.

In addition to their huts of leaves, they had erected a small temple, where they invited us to alight.


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On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alight, such as: descend, disembark, get off, perch, touch down, and debark.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.