At the end, Fofana stabbed him repeatedly, poured flammable liquid onto him and then set him alight.
Mercury goes rogue again this week, causing your mind to wander and alight on the serious alterations you must make to your life.
His eyes were alight; his opinions in keeping with a man who had named his daughter The Human Being Is More Precious Than Gold.
In Buenos Aires they overturned cars and then set them alight.
On the eve of the Amanda Knox appellate verdict decision, Perugia was alight with a sort of surreal buzz.
Her eyes, which had already lost much of the dissipated look, were alight with exaltation.
Grace's face was alight with appreciation of Mrs. Gray's gift.
He assisted me to alight, and embraced me with true affection.
Nor when we alight at the Pas de Soucis are these features wanting.
The person who officiates as master of ceremonies, assists the mourners to enter and alight from the carriages.
"to descend, dismount," Old English alihtan, originally "to lighten, take off, take away," from a- "down, aside" (see a- (1)) + lihtan "get off, make light" (see light (v.)). The notion is of getting down off a horse or vehicle, thus lightening it. Of aircraft (originally balloons) from 1786. Related: Alighted; alighting.
"on fire," early 15c., apparently from Middle English aliht, past participle of alihton (Old English on-lihtan) "to light up," also "to shine upon" (see light (n.)).