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verb -lights, -lighting, -lighted, -lit
to ignite or cause to ignite again
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  • Rudolph's candle also is blown out, as he hastens to relight hers.

  • The spring shower was as brief as it was violent, but the wood would not relight.

  • I made no such exhibition of myself, but when I tried to relight my cigar my hand trembled so that the flame scorched my lips.

  • "I'm coming," he stammered; and it was the noise of a match Emma had struck to relight the lamp.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Mr. Willoughby fumbled with the matches and made more than one attempt to relight the cigar.

  • Of course I could still thrust my candle between the bars and relight it.

    The Red Room H. G. Wells
  • We had come to the gate, and Lane stopped to relight a cigar before he answered.

    In the Arena Booth Tarkington
  • Me pipe has gone out, and I hasn't the maans convanient to relight it.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • Pulis went to the building to relight it and the charge exploded while he was in the building.

  • His throat was dry, and he didn't dare to make the attempt to relight his cigar.

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