Example sentences for: alight

How can you use “alight” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The evening newspaper Terbit ran a photograph of charred bodies in a burnt-out truck in Dili with a caption saying they had been set alight by Australian troops, whereas the foreign media all reported that they were victims of militia terror.

  • Peking Man simply learned how to capture flame, perhaps from a forest fire, and keep it alight.

  • The camera pans down the occupied seats, to alight upon a fresh-scrubbed English lass, who stands up and lets the peevish boy sit down, much to his self-satisfied delight.

  • Get down , however, besides meaning to alight, also refers to loosening up or having sex (from get down to it ), as in the refrains of so many funk songs from the 1970's.

  • If traveling by bus (Routes #7 or #8), you will alight at the last stop; arriving by ferry, you should turn right from the ferry port and follow the footpath around the dock, where you will see the walls of the central fortress (or “keep”) rising in front of you.


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