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[suhn-lit] /ˈsʌnˌlɪt/
lighted by the sun.
Origin of sunlit
First recorded in 1815-25; sun + lit1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Still not a human being in sight—no sound, no note of alarm in the soft, sunlit air.

    The Moving Finger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The key to these sunlit melodies is probably found in the "Giants' Shadows."

    Life Immovable Kostes Palamas
  • To turn to the right naturally meant to go across that sunlit plain.

    From Jungle to Java Arthur Keyser
  • And what would Ansell care about sunlit flanks or impassable streams?

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • Onward the great canopy spread toward the sunlit peaks beyond, leaving a trail of drizzle, sleet and snow.

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • The shadow came from behind him and stopped on the sunlit expanse of paper.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
  • With that he flung the two pieces wide into the sunlit waters of the brook.

    The Trampling of the Lilies Rafael Sabatini

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