light the way

idiom

: to use a light to show a way that has to be followed
Our guide used a candle to light the way.

Examples of light the way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Water lilies light the way like torches, each white or lavender bloom anchored to an edible root similar to a potato. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Apr. 2024 Government workers wove through the darkened hallways, using their phones to light the way. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 Use these jumbo classic bulbs in your yard to light the way for Santa and his reindeer in style this year. Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2023 But Josh isn’t alone; Ben appears with a lantern to help his son light the way back to the physical world, back to his family. Shannon Carlin, Time, 7 July 2023 Williams was leading us to a new world of fashion, and Rihanna would light the way! Rachel Tashjian, Washington Post, 21 June 2023 The man holding the flashlight to light the way as Strummer and Co. waited out the power outage. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 18 Nov. 2021 Founded by Carol Han with an aim to create a clean-burning, sustainable and chic candle that would light the way to a new standard for the industry, NETTE bridges the gap between cult status candles and clean ingredients. Angela Lei, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Some of my favorite pieces from the past year might help light the way. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 19 Dec. 2022

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“Light the way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light%20the%20way. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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