Synonyms for alighted

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"I shall want you at seven-thirty sharp, to-morrow morning," he said, as they alighted.

It stopped at the house of Harry Ashton, and George alighted.

"Well, she thinks I am," he thought, as he alighted from the train.

Lucindy alighted, with some difficulty, and drew a long breath.

His bloodshot eyes blinked truculently at his alighted fare.

The aforesaid grandeur was yet full upon Mr Dorrit when he alighted at his hotel.

In due sequence of events we drove up to the Temeraire, and alighted.

He had alighted, and was employed in arranging the back seat of the dog-cart.

The guard had alighted, and was waiting in the road to take his money.

They alighted from it, and at once took the road to the forest.

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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