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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of light up.


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  • At night he is safely tucked in my back pocket as we watch slide shows about pollution and its impact on the environment, marvel at how protozoan-inhabited ocean water lights up Day-Glo green when stirred and viewed in the dark, then rally around a campfire to sing jingoistic school songs and to stargaze.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • Somebody's boy lights up a pipe out in the bam, and the barn burns down -- does that boy ever say, "Yep, Pa, it was me all right."

    He Don't Know Him

  • The rush is beyond what I expectedhot then cool, and my head lights up like casino neon.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Unalloyed and exulting happiness lights up the dark faces of them all.

    Twelve years a slave : narrative of Solomon Northup, a citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and rescued in 1853--,

  • Franco lights up and is seized by a gravedigger's cough.

    the mission song

  • Positron emission tomography PET scanning — which uses a tracer that lights up areas with amyloid — was used to detect the presence of amyloid.

    Falls linked to early Alzheimer's disease

  • Mind you, I think that these friendships between men and women are good for both, if they aren't complicated by love: the worst of it is that passion is a tindery thing, and lights up suddenly when people least expect it.

    Father Payne

  • The woman who lights up these types of events is usually the woman who flips the script and opts for an appropriate dress silhouette in a less-than-expected color with just a few subtle dips and surprises.

    The Style Checklist


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