lit up

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Examples of lit up in a Sentence

he finally wandered in at 3:00 a.m., obviously lit up
Recent Examples on the Web While several students in the class tensed up, frustrated with the nontraditional assignment, Holmes lit up, Yogev said. Clare Proctor, chicagotribune.com, "After losing podcast co-host to brain cancer, DePaul grad aims to preserve his legacy," 28 Apr. 2021 Officials have said Durfee lit up the 15-foot display at the Holiday Brook Farm in Dalton on Oct. 9. BostonGlobe.com, "Dalton man sentenced to one year in jail for torching Biden-Harris hay bales," 22 Apr. 2021 In an interview, Ms. Beatty said that her phone lit up with calls from constituents who were newly curious about getting the vaccine themselves after photos of Ms. Harris receiving the shot hit the internet. New York Times, "Biden Wants Harris to Have a Major Role. What It Is Hasn’t Been Defined.," 6 Feb. 2021 Patrick Ewing and Penny Hardaway haven’t exactly lit up the win column. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: Would a promising basketball coach with options want to coach at UC?," 12 Apr. 2021 Her eccentric style and warm personality lit up the courtroom. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "Federal judge killed in hit-and-run allegedly by woman claiming to be Harry Potter," 11 Apr. 2021 Three minutes into the video call, Godwin’s face lit up from hearing a strong heartbeat. Kiana Butler Jabangwe, Los Angeles Times, "Hiking after a miscarriage, grief walks with me," 9 Apr. 2021 Six minutes later, the burst of light lit up a solar wind probe between the Sun and Earth. Joshua Sokol, Science | AAAS, "Nature’s most magnetic objects, ripped apart in starquakes, can unleash powerful flashes of light," 8 Apr. 2021 The 2018 champs lit up the scoreboards for 691 points while allowing 125. al, "Titletown, AL: Fyffe on a roll with football, hoops crowns, baseball perfect so far," 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of lit up

1907, in the meaning defined above

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2 May 2021

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“Lit up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lit%20up. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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