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Sentence with the verb Alight

1 example:

Michael Douglas was paid £1,600 to target the victims by pouring petrol onto their house in Bradford, West Yorkshire and then setting it alight in the early hours of the morning.
(Daily Mail - News, )

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100 examples:

She sets your world alight.

His face was alight with joy.

Please alight at the next stop.

Red sky in morning; global warming. Red sky at night, reactor's alight.

Once on a tiger's back it is hard to alight.
(Chinese proverb)

Once on a tiger's back, it is hard to alight.
(Chinese proverb)

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.
(Philip Guedalla)

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.
(African proverb)

He who would go further than his horse, must alight and go on foot.
(German proverb)

The King ordered them to be set alight - but some survived.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Craig McLean meets them as they prepare to set Glastonbury alight.
(Craig McLean in The Telegraph - Culture, )

He didn't set the game alight, but it wasn't necessarily about that.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Stokes set English cricket alight in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Rumours were once again rife that Imperial Tobacco could soon set the market alight.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The marketing world is alight with talk of messengers, bots, and AI, and for good reason.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

When she refused, she claimed the officers poured petrol over her body and set her alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A VW camper van nearly ground a major motorway near Leeds to a hault, after it caught alight.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Investigators believe the man doused the front seat of his car with gas and set himself alight.
(NBC News, )

She had suffered numerous threats and was once doused in petrol and told she would be set alight.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Homeowners reveal their horror stories of discovering that their tumble dryers had caught alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

He was accused of assisting a woman kill his ex-wife, whose body was found stabbed and set alight.
(Fox News - World, )

Rio Ferdinand selects his three young stars to shine and set the world alight in Brazil this summer.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Jibreen al-Bakri, governor of the Bethlehem region, says the mosque was set alight at dawn Wednesday.
(USA Today - World, )

An angry mob surrounded a police station and set alight nine cars in protests at the deaths of two locals.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Come 5.30pm local time Wednesday, it'll be the turn of the Paralympics to set the famous old venue alight.
(CNN - World News, )

Firefighters in Slovenia have extinguished a blaze that started when a number of migrants set tents alight.
(BBC News - World News, )

A man who beat and stabbed his ex-partner's father before setting his body alight is found guilty of murder.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The number of cars set alight in France on New Year's Eve fell significantly this year, the government says.
(BBC News - World News, )

A man's e-cigarette appears to set his trousers alight as he paid a cashier at a petrol station in Kentucky.
(BBC News - World News, )

Three children are in hospital and a man has been charged after he allegedly set them alight at a Perth home.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A small explosion in Belfast city centre was caused by an aerosol can set alight inside a rucksack, police say.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Former AFL player Daniel Kerr has been handed a suspended jail sentence for threatening to set two people alight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A police officer said he hoped a shot from a Taser stun gun would stop a petrol-soaked man setting himself alight.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

An explosion at a fireworks factory in central western NSW has sparked a large fire with multiple buildings alight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Firefighters are called to Battersea Power Station after a TV stunt caused concerns the historic building was alight.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

A woman was rescued from her burning camper van which then set alight at least two other vehicles in Pennsylvania, US.
(The Independent - World News, )

A wooden replica of 1666 London has been set alight on the River Thames to mark the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL sets social media alight.
(BBC Sport, )

A Tasmanian woman is fighting for her life in hospital after she was allegedly doused with petrol and was then set alight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

At least 31 people were killed in Odessa when a building was set alight during clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Mosow factions.
(The Independent - World News, )

An inquest into a Sydney woman who was doused in fuel and set alight has been suspended so the matter can be handed to the DPP.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Tributes across the NSW Riverina region have continued for a bright and bubbly teacher who was murdered and her body set alight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The Scottish star's quarterfinal exit sets Twitter alight, with some referencing an upcoming independence referendum in Scotland.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

Non-league right-back Tam Hanlon has set the world alight by scoring three wonderful strikes for Pollok Juniors in a single game.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

I don't know if you've caught it, but the internet is alight with the news about Paula Deen (and this time it isn't about racism).
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Clashes break out between Muslims and Buddhists in Burma's north-eastern Shan state, with a mosque and shops reportedly set alight.
(BBC News - World News, )

Crowds of youths throw stones at French police and set cars alight in a second night of disturbances in the Paris suburb of Trappes.
(BBC News - World News, )

After several more schools were set alight in Kenya, pupils, parents and officials tell the BBC what they think is behind the arson.
(BBC News - World News, )

Rioters have set alight two schools and a police station in the suburbs of Stockholm, as violence flared for the fifth night in a row.
(BBC News - World News, )

The clean-up has begun in Bosnia-Hercegovina after days of unrest during which government buildings in several cities were set alight.
(BBC News - World News, )

A giant effigy of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter was set alight as part of the Bonfire Night celebrations of two English towns.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It began well, following the January announcement of a major stimulus package from the European Central Bank, which set markets alight.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Announced in October 2015, and released a month later, Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones have not set the world alight.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Forty firefighters were sent to tackle the blaze at a stunt show in Brittany, France, after a BBQ fire set alight to a field and 64 cars.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Set to air on Wednesday, the Rio-themed party certainly set the imaginations of Chloe Sims and Jessica Wright alight with carnival fever.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

John Heesom, 23, stole the rapid response vehicle from outside a house in Caergwrle, Flintshire, before crashing it and setting it alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Nico Rosberg took pole position for the Canadian Grand Prix with a lap so quick and so emphatic that it set the World Championship alight.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Jarryd Hayne has wasted little time in setting the NFL alight - making huge plays in the 49ers pre-season game against the Houston Texans.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

One of three children allegedly set alight in a Perth home is in a critical but stable condition, while the other two are out of hospital.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A fire at an industrial estate in Newhaven where 200 tonnes of rubbish are alight continues for a third day, sending smoke across the town.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Residents in Paignton, Devon, were left stunned when the BT telegraph pole suddenly caught alight, causing chaos on the usually quiet road.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A -0 victory at Chelsea on Dec. 6 set the team's confidence alight, and a -1 win at home over Manchester United had it soaring off the scale.
(The New York Times - Soccer, )

An Iranian asylum seeker has died two days after setting himself alight in an Australian detention center on the remote Pacific island of Nauru.
(CNN - World News, )

Lauren Patterson's alleged killer and an accomplice drove her miles out of the capital Doha and dug a pit in the desert where she was set alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Attackers set alight the office of one of the few human rights groups active in Russia's Chechen Republic, after it criticises President Kadyrov.
(BBC News - World News, )

Boden Hughes, of Sunderland, had been drinking heavily on board the vessel when he set a pile of clothes alight after tossing a lighter onto them.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Rachel Smith, 43, from Cheltenham, suffered 40 per cent body burns when she was set alight by a tea candle on holiday, but says her bikini saved her.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Bijan Ebrahimi (pictured), 44, died in July 2013 after being beaten to death and set alight by an angry mob outside his home in Brislington, Bristol.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A teenage girl has died in Pakistan after being doused in petrol and set alight by a man who wanted to marry her but whose proposal had been rejected.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

BT has set the City alight as it revealed that it is in talks over a takeover of either mobile rival O2 or EE in a deal worth as much as £10 billion.
(The Independent - Business, )

France's Interior Ministry says 940 cars were set alight by revelers ringing in the New Year — 12 percent fewer than the 1,067 set aflame last year.
(Fox News - World, )

Parwinder Kaur wanted to leave her abusive husband and have a child to prove she could live happily without him but was doused in fuel and set alight.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The 17-year-old doused herself in a flammable substance and set herself alight on a street in the central Moroccan city of Ben Guerir, near Marrakesh.
(Daily Mail - News, )

JONATHAN McEVOY: The two characters that have set the Formula One season alight are ideally drawn for dramatic effect: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Staff at a 24-hour taxi firm help dozens of people escape from a burning block of flats after the building was set alight in an overnight arson attack.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Police subdued Lin Jianxin, 37, with a water gun when he threatened to set gasoline alight after his vehicle came to a halt in the village of Zhuangtou.
(Daily Mail - News, )

This week, his teenage daughter perished after becoming engulfed in flames – perhaps after an assailant poured lighter fuel on her and set her alight.
(The Independent - World News, )

The start of the NFL match-up in St. Louis was delayed for just under half an hour when part of the artificial turf at the Edward Jones Dome set alight.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Made by Wicked Lasers in Shanghai, the torch beams while light at 4,100 lumens, which is enough to melt a plastic cup and set a polystyrene plate alight.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Matilda Winkleman, eight, is understood to have been injured when her costume was set alight in an accident near Marble Arch in central London on Friday.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Emma McGrath from Ayrshire, her partner and five children are living in a two bedroom flat after her tumble dryer caught fire and set her kitchen alight.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who set himself alight in protest at the slaughter of cattle and alleged proselytising by minority faiths dies of his injuries.
(BBC News - World News, )

Patricia Bryan, 58, died at a care home in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, after she became engulfed in a fireball while setting the carpets alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

An woman who died after she was doused in petrol and set alight had argued with her husband and told relatives he beat her, a Sydney coroner's court heard.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Multi-millionaire Oliver ‘Ollie’ Gobat, 38, was allegedly shot twice in the head before being doused with petrol and set alight on the Caribbean Island.
(Daily Mail - News, )

This fund has hardly set the world alight over recent years, but the main reason for that is its approach of choosing unloved industries in which to invest.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Simian Productions, the film company Liz Hurley set up with actor Hugh Grant, has fallen into the red after productions failed to set the box office alight.
(Harriet Dennys in The Telegraph - Finance, )

They’re those people in the stands the TV cameras sometimes briefly alight on: the moms and dads, their faces strained with anxiety and, of course, pride.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Sergio Garcia produced a moment of magic that set the morning alight when he birdied the fourth hole with a spectacular shot from the bunker in his fourball.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Rioting has broken out for the past three nights in Sweden's capital, Stockholm, with scores of cars set alight and violent clashes between police and youths.
(CNN - World News, )

A fifth night of violence and rioting in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, has seen a police station attacked and two schools and at least nine cars set alight.
(BBC News - World News, )

At least 23 buildings caught alight in the village of Laerdalsoyri, southern Norway, while hundreds of residents were evacuated as high winds fanned the blaze.
(Daily Mail - News, )

While 19-year-old Dina Asher-Smith has been setting the world of British Athletics alight, America have an even faster teen sensation in 16-year-old Candace Hill.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Detectives investigating the murder of Lucy Hargreaves, who was shot and set alight in her Walton home, appeal for information on the 10th anniversary of her death.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

From Helen Skelton's racy dresses to Hazel Irvine's wardrobe makeover, social media has been alight with fans commenting on the ladies' impeccable wardrobe choices.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A man in his mid-20s set himself alight outside the Libyan embassy in Berlin in what appears to be a protest against the embassy's dealing with his financial support.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Craig Cullen, 29, was caught on security footage throwing petrol over the back door of Oxygen nightclub in Swansea, which had 200 people inside, and setting it alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Qiang Yuan set himself alight in front of horrified shoppers after waiting for months for the local government to pay him for land they had taken to build a new highway.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Making a triumphant return as the swaggering and broodingly intense Thomas Shelby, the 39-year-old actor managed to set the internet alight with his chiseled good looks.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

CCTV cameras captured the moment the female passenger was waiting on the platform of an underground station in Berlin when a man came up behind her and set her hair alight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

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