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 Meanings and Examples of LIGHT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
light
 n.  brightness that comes from the sun, fire, or electrical devices
 a.  not weighing a lot, not great in strength or amount
 v.  start to burn or to make something start to burn
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
2  When he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprang into his light blue eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  A new light seemed to dawn upon my mind, and bounding with joy, I communicated my discovery to my father.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  "I wouldn't think of changing the light," cried Mrs. McKee.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
5  She turned her head as there was a light, dignified knocking at the front door.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  Now it was again a green light on a dock.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  It was dark here in front: only the bright door sent ten square feet of light volleying out into the soft black morning.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
9  "There, Jay," she said--but her hand as she tried to light a cigarette was trembling.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Michaelis wasn't even sure of its color--he told the first policeman that it was light green.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
11  Tom stopped beside the porch and looked up at the second floor where two windows bloomed with light among the vines.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
12  Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  The sensitive clergyman shrank, with nervous dread, from the light missile.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
14  And he himself in so far as he shows himself in a false light, becomes a shadow, or, indeed, ceases to exist.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
15  But before Mr. Dimmesdale had done speaking, a light gleamed far and wide over all the muffled sky.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
Example Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
16  She claimed that the real crime is that burglars and muggers usually get a light sentence.
17  Modern video cameras are light and easy to carry.
18  Silk shirts always feel soft and light in wear.
19  The sun was now sinking, a fiery ball of light in the west.
20  Labour is light where love doth pay.
21  And when we come together, combine the light that shines within.
22  He served a light white wine with the lunch.
23  The light was beginning to fail.
24  The face of light, shadow just behind us.
25  Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
26  It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
27  The whole horizon glowed with the light of the great fire.
28  Beyond the red end of the visible light spectrum is infrared.
29  The only light over the deep black sea was the blink shone from the beacon.
30  A fire is comparable with the sun; both give light and heat.