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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of alight.


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  • It's past midnight when he alights at the empty platform, bad tempered and cold from his short nap.

    Polly Samson | The Man Who Fell

  • The comfort of her wings alights and begins to move away.

    The Storefront Poet - Chapter the Last

  • On a bouncing airplane, in a Rosh Hashanah service in a church on 96th, in immense corridors of the sea, hope alights.

    Shelly R. Fredman: A Place Called Hope

  • Sometimes, when you drag scary things into the sunlight, whatever it was that made them scary alights into flame and then dissolves into ash and you are just left with – what?

    Loved By The Sun - Her Bad Mother

  • The heron stoops, spreads its huge wings, alights and moves downriver.

    If a tree falls in the woods ...

  • One of the city's most rewarding programs, this floating series alights at various venues throughout the year, inviting audiences to take a second—or, more likely, first—look at classic filmmakers whose work has too often been taken for granted.

    Storied Moves and Moving Stories

  • The broad grey wings arc in perfect curves as it flies unhurriedly away to another tangle of weed and rock, where it alights gracefully and then begins to stalk through the shallows, each step placed with silent precision.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • A painted butterfly alights upon him for a moment.

    House Points: It's not the Ministry of Fun any more

  • New Yorkers may gripe about the bicycle messengers who whiz around the city darting in front of cars, hanging onto taxis or squeezing at high speed between lines of moving traffic and parked cars risking death by what the cyclists call getting "doored" if someone alights from a car while they pedal by.

    Anatomy of a Restoration

  • When she alights, she takes the rhinestone brooch off her headscarf and gives it to me, kissing me on both cheeks.

    Hopes and fears: an Algiers diary | Karima Bennoune


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