Example sentences for: alight

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

  • But it's a significant shortfall if you are sufficiently present-minded to recall that Congress (and the president) have separately committed themselves to mammoth--and almost entirely unspecified--cuts in the magical year of 2002, when the budget is to alight, if only for a moment, on balance.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Once there, he or she must alight from the vehicle and proceed to the mailbox, then return to the vehicle, turn it around and proceed to the road.

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


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