- v. present participle of alight.
“It was suggested that she might have dropped it in alighting from the carriage.”
“Picture a flock of birds alighting from the writers brain and converging inside the reader, this strange shuddering weight settling on the branches of the readers mind.”
“They had been alighting from the stagecoach when Farien and his daughter passed.”
“You are wrong - watch the film and you will see that the first person our hero speaks to is a ‘brown person’ alighting from a bus.”
“As soon as he came within sight of the Princesses, he began making signs to them with his hands and feet; nor was it long ere he reached the castle and, alighting from the elephant, came in to them, whereupon they embraced him and kissed his hands and saluted him with the salam.”
“Whereat Ibrahim rejoiced with exceeding joy and alighting from the mare, gave her to the Desert man, together with the hundred dinars.”
“Your Excellency, Your Grace, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: I am sure that everyone who knows our guest of honour was proud to see, in our newspapers about a year ago, the picture of him with tall silk hat in hand, alighting from a formal horse-drawn state carriage (apparently rather small for a man of his stature), on arrival at the Emperor's Palace to present his credentials as Canada's Ambassador to Japan.”
“ What dost thou call alighting, or sleeping? quoth Don Quixote.”
“I went to the window, and, looking through the purple spikes of the tall old lilacs, which came up in a bower around the open window, I saw Tina alighting from a carriage.”
“Ambrose had announced their intended arrival, and at the door of the house, the timid, but affectionate Lavinia was waiting to receive them; and as Camilla, in alighting, met her tender embraces, a well-known voice reached her ears, calling out in hurried accents, 'Where is she?”
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