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Definition of "lit" []

  • A past tense and a past participle of light1. See Usage Note at light1. (verb)
  • Informal. Drunk or drugged. Often used with up. (adjective)
  • A past tense and a past participle of light2. (verb)
  • Informal Literature: enjoyed my course in French lit. (noun)

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Use "lit" in a sentence
  • "This state of quiescence, this objectless, dreamless torpor, this transition _du lit a la table, de la table au lit_, -- what more dreary and monotonous existence can you devise?"
  • "And she tried to listen to the woman but could not concentrate because the name lit up her brain, one of those deep sheer flashes that take forty years to happen."
  • "He sat staring at Harry from the darkness, his expression lit by the glow of the approaching fire and filled with suspicion."