verb (used without object), a·light·ed or a·lit, a·light·ing.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
Definition for alight (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for alight
Jacobsen traces the obsession back to the Pentagon, where senior officials had alighted on a new strategy to win the stalemated war.An unusual mission in Afghanistan, and the troops who suffered to carry it out|Greg Jaffe|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
The Capitol building — then much smaller and lacking its current dome, was also set alight.Political extremists have attacked the U.S. Capitol before: A history of the violence|Gillian Brockell|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
The boosters were jettisoned, and the remainder of the rocket continued its climb into the deepest possible night, the Earth blue and alight behind it, an impossible blackness ahead.
Often, a pair of pigeons alight on nearby rooftops, their cooing a gentle nudge that a larger world still exists beyond our fraught lives.
Meanwhile, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell is reportedly considering setting alight some of the Comcast-owned conglomerate’s cable TV networks as he reorients the Peacock parent around streaming.‘Burn the boats’: TV networks playing with fire in streaming pivots|Tim Peterson|December 9, 2020|Digiday
Police responded and a check of the Goldman Sachs surveillance cameras showed three parachutists alighting on the pavement.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kalman has a way of alighting on a moment in history, and animating it with personal details, both true and imagined.
Alighting from Pyne's car at the door, they went up to the flat of the organizer of the opium party—Mr. Cyrus Kilfane.Dope|Sax Rohmer
"But I must see her," Eloise said, alighting first and brushing past him, while he stood open-mouthed with surprise.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
He felt as Columbus felt when he saw the land bird alighting upon his ship and the driftwood floating by.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
On alighting from his elephant a salute of twenty-one guns will be fired by the horse artillery.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
On alighting on the island they emptied their pouches on the sand—too often, I must confess, solely for my benefit.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont