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    Default the lightning catches out of the darkness the silhouettes of houses

    In Russian, if I want to say that something becomes visible for a second when the lightning strikes, I would say "the lightning catches out of the darkness the silhouettes of houses and so on". How can I render that into English?

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    Default Re: the lightning catches out of the darkness the silhouettes of houses

    I would use "briefly/momentarily lit [up] by lightning".

    (Note that "momentarily" has different meanings in BrE and AmE.)
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