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  • adj. exhilarated, excited; showing signs of emotion
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of light up.


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  • In the indistinctness the little red gleam lit up the lower part of her face, and he saw her mouth tremble into a smile.

    The House of Mirth

  • Jack Norton stepped into the house, and when he saw me, his face lit up in a big crocodile smile.

    Keep Sweet

  • Yet no cells lit up in the group of control mice that had not been given TCE-laced water.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • When the car pulled into the driveway, Nick was swarmed as he walked to it, amid a whirring buzz of digital Nikons, lit up by the flashbulbs and the Sony Steadicam lights, as if they expected him to wave and bow and escort a goddess to the car.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • A weak porch light lit up a small area of the gray-weathered boards.


  • Each time she lifted her face out of the water, her smile lit up the natatorium brighter than the afternoon sun.

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • The gas-burning fireplace lit up with small blue-and-yellow-tinged flames beneath two pinewood logs.

    The After Wife

  • The doctor appeared first, and, upon seeing the lifeless young Anthropophagus at our feet, his face lit up with surprise and alarm.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Their consoles were all lit up a bright red, indicating technical problems throughout the Monagas Peninsula, one of the most popular regions on the planet.

    Creative Couplings

  • His private line lit up with a 911 page from Spivek.

    The After Wife


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