On the eve of the Amanda Knox appellate verdict decision, Perugia was alight with a sort of surreal buzz.
Mercury goes rogue again this week, causing your mind to wander and alight on the serious alterations you must make to your life.
At the end, Fofana stabbed him repeatedly, poured flammable liquid onto him and then set him alight.
"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.)).