verb (used without object), a·light·ed or a·lit, a·light·ing.
Examples from the Web for alighting
Kalman has a way of alighting on a moment in history, and animating it with personal details, both true and imagined.
He bade the coachman pull up, and, alighting, told the man to drive Liso to the home of her parents.Werwolves|Elliott O'Donnell
Alighting, Gabriella was embraced by Mrs. Carr, who shed a few gentle tears on her shoulders.Life and Gabriella|Ellen Glasgow
Mackintosh gave a grin of agreement, and alighting, the three men walked towards the hotel.The Crime Club|William Holt-White