Example sentences for: alight

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

  • In early August the resorts on the lakeshore sponsor the dramatic Torii Matsuri festival, when a great wooden arch is set alight and a thousand burning lanterns are sent floating out across the water.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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