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Fire-eyed

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fire-eyed (Shak.) having fiery eyes
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.”
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fýr; Ger. feuer; Gr. pyr.

Usage

In literature:

Under the hideous searchlight their eyes shone with a sombre fire in their pale and shaven faces.
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
But what living eyes, what ardent eyes, that blazed up and sank like a fire!
"The Lion's Share" by E. Arnold Bennett
Then the fire died out of his eyes and he sighed and turned.
"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts
Methinks that fire burns from her eyes.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
Whatever it was, Bat's next words sent the hot fire of a man's soul leaping into his eyes.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Yet no one was firing faster or with surer aim than he, and faint gleams of satisfaction showed now and then in his eyes.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
But she saw Rachel's eyes change as the eyes of a man at the stake might change when the fire reached him.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
Her eyes, fixed and exalted, gazed beyond the fire, beyond the dancing shadows, beyond the world.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
Our meal was beyond question a gloomy one, and we ate it almost in silence, avoiding one another's eyes, and keeping the fire bright.
"Famous Modern Ghost Stories" by Various
But John Taylor was not to be diverted; his thin face was pale, but his gray eyes burned with the fire of a zealot.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Of lustre equal to that of the fire at the end of the Yuga, his eyes were bright like the lightning-flash.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Stop without delay these sparks of fire and extinguish the dazzling radiance of thy eyes.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Flashes of fire glanced in the abbot's eyes, and stunning sounds seemed to burst his ears.
"The Lancashire Witches" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Then the Bishop rose up in his wrath and shook him off, and his deep blue eyes flashed fire.
"The Militants" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
But he is melting wax before the fire of feminine eyes.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
She was lying on a couch by the fire, her eyes closed, her pale features contracted as if with pain.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Agias stopped in the doorway and waited till his eyes were fairly accustomed to the fire-light.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
Bowie, moreover, came with him, and his blue eyes were lighted up with the fire of battle.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
His dark eyes were burning with the deep fires which belonged to them.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
An hour later Jock, sitting in his own shack before the warm fire, eyed with satisfaction the preparations for his journey.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
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In poetry:

Beside the fire, and in her place,
Sits one to sympathise;
The light is on her kindly face,
And in her kindly eyes.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
Before its nose the smoke arose;
The flame grew nigher, nigher;
And then I saw its bright eyes close
Beside that ring of fire.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
Light on the fire that's present,
When faith blazes forth in deed.
Know, that to every peasant
Those eyes sent a light in need.
"Hamar-Made Matches" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
But I will sit beside the fire,
And put my hand before my eyes,
And trace, to fill my heart's desire,
The last of all our Odysseys.
"From: Dedicatory Ode" by Hilaire Belloc
Then blame ye not the dark-eyed Night,
Of grave and silent mien;
Her whisper 'twas that foiled the foe,
And fired our patriot queen.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
I love thee for the soul that shines
Within thine eyes' soft beaming,
From out whose depths the prisoned fires
Of intellect are gleaming.
"A Valentine" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

Eyes On With Amazon Kindle Fire.
'Two and a Half Men' eyes firing Angus T Jones.
The Albany Fire Department is warning residents to keep an eye on the stove when cooking after a Thursday afternoon fire.
Firefighters kept an eye on the skies Tuesday while making progress on a 3,500-acre wildland fire northwest of Reno.
After cease -fire, Israel eyes war's economic cost.
The Greater Mt Pilgrim Baptist Church was among the buildings on fire according to eye witnesses on the scene.
Pipe corrosion eyed in fire.
Almost a year after the horrific Christmas Eve fire that wiped out her family after claiming the lives of her three children and parents, Madonna Badger says she still talks to the little girls when she closes her eyes at night.
After fire in Fells Point, residents eye options for gutted space.
Firefighters are keeping an eye on a neighborhood in Oakley, after a grass fire was ignited by illegal fireworks.
Firefighters are eyeing a closet light fixture as the possible cause of a fire this morning in a - 10:14 am.
In the eyes of the law, a gun-is-a-gun-is-a-gun, whether it fires pellets or bullets, and especially when it is fired in the direction of traffic.
A's 7, mariners 4 (10): Fire in Oakland's eyes rattles Seattle, ignites game-winning rally.
The electrodes fire, stimulating the retinal cells that collect light in a healthy eye.
A man eyes the docked Santa Cruz Fire boat Wednesday afternoon as he rows through North Harbor.
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