How to use Set-alight in a sentence

set-alight
  • The "Royal James" (loo), the flagship of his second in command, the earl of Sandwich, after being much shattered by the Dutch artillery, was set alight by a fire-ship, and destroyed with enormous loss of life.

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  • Offenders poured an accelerant onto front doors of the houses and through letterboxes and set alight using matches.

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  • Mr Johnson's friend and employer, Jack Sheridan, was doused with gasoline and set alight on February 3, 1975.

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  • We were told of the way corpses in concentration camps were layered up with logs, then the whole lot set alight.

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  • Dutch barn containing 120 tons of hay was set alight by a child playing with matches.

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  • This would then be set alight and once the flames had died down the cattle would be driven through the smoking embers.

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  • The colonial police used methods like slicing off ears, flogging until death and pouring paraffin over suspects who were then set alight.

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  • Fire crews attended to find that an external gas pipe had been deliberately tampered with and escaping gas set alight.

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  • The incident in question related to a holly wreath on a Stromness property being set alight.

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