Example sentences for: alight

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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