THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Light’

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Light’.

1

I saw her face and dress by the light of the lamps.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

2

His wits had quickly returned as soon as he saw the twinkle of their lights.

From ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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Skill

His skill as a mechanic, and especially his knowledge of mill-work, readily secured him employment wherever he went.

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.
Of George Kemp (1795-1844), designer of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument.

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