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alight

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1 filled with much light

  • we approached the clearing, alight with torches, and observed a reenactment of ancient rites by Druids
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2 chiefly British being on fire

  • the pub, one of London's oldest, was completely alight by the time firefighters arrived
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alight

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1 to come to rest after descending from the air

  • a flock of eight swans circled above, then alighted on the pond
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2 to come down from something (as a vehicle)

  • as she alighted from the train, she momentarily lost her footing
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