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  1. (uncommon) simple past tense and past participle of highlight; highlighted.
    • 1967, Alexander C. Soper, "A pictorial biography of Prince Shotoku", The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin
      The potential precariousness of the alliance is highlit by the catastrophe of its abrupt ending in the next generation, after the deaths of the two principals.
    • 1998, Charles Townshend, "The meaning of Irish freedom constitutionalism in the Free State", Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
      I want to focus on an aspect highlit by Denis Donoghue when he reviewed it in the London Review of Books.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with less than three percent of the frequency of "highlighted" in books.
  • Sometimes regarded as a misconstruction
  • Used as an example of a misconstruction in books on language learning.