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    The Olympic flame is bright while the Games last. Can "bright" be used here? Is this sentence correct? Dose it mean "does not go out"?
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    Re: meaning

    No, you should use 'alight' or 'remains alight'.

    Bright means shining, alight means 'burning'

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