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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLIGHT

There was another whose spirit was equally desirous of flight—Burke!

Even had he not been bound by his promise to Sidney, flight would have been foolish.

A while ago I thought to have been as eager for flight as you are.

It seems to me an easy thing to do, so often have I myself planned our flight.

On its 36-hour flight in May, 1909, the Zeppelin, carried only eight passengers.

They stood before him palpitating like birds, poised, tense for flight.

Warmly discourages Miss Howe's motion to accompany her in her flight.

He ran deftly from trunk to trunk, and then continued his flight among the bushes.

Breathless, at last he paused at the top of the third flight.

She waited for him at the bottom of the flight;—happily for him, for he was all at sea.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of flying," Old English flyht "a flying, flight," from Proto-Germanic *flukhtiz (cf. Dutch vlucht "flight of birds," Old Norse flugr, Old High German flug, German Flug "flight"), from root of *fleugan "to fly" (see fly (v.1)).

Spelling altered late 14c. from Middle English fliht (see fight (v.)). Meaning "an instance of flight" is 1785, originally of ballooning. Meaning "series of stairs between landings" is from 1703.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLIGHT

aviation

nounflying an aircraft; study of flying aircraft
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