Sarah Palin lit up the American political scene like a meteor.
An early autumn sun lit up cobblestone streets, tall acacia trees, and handsome and nearly all decayed 19th-century buildings.
As I kept making different sketches, I thought it might be more colorful if these traps were lit up for the holidays.
Rush Limbaugh's slurs of Sandra Fluke have lit up the Internet, with no response getting more heat than actress Patricia Heaton's.
On Tuesday night, he kicked in his afterburners and lit up the sky.
There was the usual gathering of clouds, the hard edges of which were lit up by the constant flashing of lightning.
lit up some when Mr. Wagner sent him one of his love letters.
All the houses were lit up with bright torches and coloured lamps.
And the light that had lit up my dim soul gave me inspiration.
His beautiful face, still the face of a mischievous boy, lit up with merriment.
from past participle of light (v.2). Slang meaning "drunk" is recorded from 1914.
"color, hue, dye," early 12c., from Old Norse litr "color," from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz (cf. Old English wlite "brightness, beauty," Old Frisian wlite "exterior, form," Gothic *wlits "face, form").
colloquial shortening of literature, attested by 1850.
Literature: comp lit/ black lit (1850+)