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Emblaze

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Emblaze To adorn with glittering embellishments. "No weeping orphan saw his father's stores
      Our shrines irradiate, or emblaze the floors."
    • Emblaze To paint or adorn with armorial figures; to blazon, or emblazon. "The imperial ensign, . . . streaming to the wind,
      With gems and golden luster rich emblazed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • emblaze To kindle; set in a blaze.
    • emblaze To adorn with glittering embellishments; cause to glitter or shine.
    • emblaze To display or set forth conspicuously or ostentatiously; blazon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Emblaze to illuminate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. em-, + 1st blaze,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em, and blaze, blazon.

Usage

In literature:

A star of silver hue Emblazed his front.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Emblazed to seize the sight; who runs, may read.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Not sulphur-tipt, emblaze an ale-house fire!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
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In poetry:

High o'er his world as thus Columbus gazed,
And Hesper still the changing scene emblazed,
Round all the realms increasing lustre flew,
And raised new wonders to the Patriarch's view.
"The Columbiad: Book II" by Joel Barlow
Once, on Nile's bank an artist raised
A temple at the King's command,
And on it name august emblazed.
But when a flood submerged the land,
His name was washed away, and lo!
The artist's own stood out below.
"Mozart’s Grave" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Ken Webber still proudly flies his Confederate battle flag with the word "Redneck" emblazed across it from the CB antenna on his pickup truck.
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