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Synonyms for alight

Synonyms for alight

to come to rest on the ground

alight on: to find or meet by chance

Synonyms for alight

to come to rest, settle

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come down

lighted up by or as by fire or flame

References in classic literature ?
I knew nothing until I knew that we were on the floor by the great table, and that patches of tinder yet alight were floating in the smoky air, which, a moment ago, had been her faded bridal dress.
Eventually they entered the town, which was all alight, but deserted; only the women and children remained, and they were off the streets.
Alight, Planchet, and inquire, for I confess that I have scarcely courage so to do.
Accordingly, leaving the bed of the stream at the very point where it thundered down, we began crawling along one of those sloping ledges until it carried us to within a few feet of another that inclined downwards at a still sharper angle, and upon which, by assisting each other we managed to alight in safety.
Oh, Timothy, I--I think it was mean ter send me," chattered the suddenly frightened Nancy, as she turned and hurried to a point where she could best watch the passengers alight at the little station.