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  • adj. turning lights on


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  • I cleaned up my room and sat at the window watching the red and gold of one of the most glorious of winter sunrises, and the slow lighting-up of one peak after another.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • I did question the idea behind telling the visually impaired the ‘lighting-up times’ though …

    …owning ‘fabulous’ « Sven’s guide to…

  • Under-18s would also be excluded from designated smoking areas, such as the lighting-up sections of restaurants.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Gauteng provincial government was encouraged to conduct a feasibility study into lighting-up the major roads and freeways in the province.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Van Vuuren also said the lighting-up of Ndaleni and Magoda was one of the means being put in place to assist the patrolling contingent of police and army members.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He grinned suddenly, a big mischievous lighting-up of the passive patient face.

    Blood Sports

  • When the tyre was mended, something went wrong with the electric ignition, and altogether the repairs proved such a tedious job that they could not make a fresh start until close upon lighting-up time.

    The Motor Pirate

  • Who would ask for better entertainment than to watch the lighting-up of bright eyes, and the parting of rosy lips, or the thousand other bewitchments of youth and beauty?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864

  • The Christmas came and went with a great lighting-up of the Elderkin house; and there were green garlands which Rose and Adèle have plaited over the mantel, and over the stiff family portraits; and good Phil -- in the character of Santa Claus -- has stuffed the stockings of all the grandchildren, and -- in the character of the bashful lover -- has played like a moth about the blazing eyes of Adèle.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

  • Evidently the magic hour of lighting-up was at hand, for when they had passed through the green baize door which shut off the servants 'premises, they found themselves in a brightly-lit passage, at the end of which Mrs. Blades' voice could be heard energetically exhorting a maid to "be quick and take these lamps."

    The Making of a Soul


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