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- (idiomatic, religious) To undergo a spiritual conversion.
- Once I was lost in darkness, but now I have seen the light.
- 1948, Hank Williams, I Saw the Light, from Randal Myler, Hank Williams, Mark Harelik, Hank Williams: The Music and Legend of Hank Williams, page 59
- I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin
- I wouldn't let my Dear Saviour in
- Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
- Praise the Lord. I saw the light.
- (idiomatic) To gain an understanding of something previously not understood, especially in a sudden insight.
- Finally, near the end of the meeting, John saw the light and withdrew his objections.
- (idiomatic) To come into the world or to public notice.
- His book never saw the light.
undergo a spiritual conversion
gain an insight
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