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set aflame


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v set aflame set fire to; cause to start burning "Lightening set fire to the forest"
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In literature:

Her peaked old face was set, and her faded blue eye aflame.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Some of his warriors dashed in near enough to set the roofs of the cabins aflame.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Could she but get it and tear it and set it aflame, out of the cinders life might re-arise.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
I'se 'lowin' I can guess who set de red-coats aflame.
"The Minute Boys of York Town" by James Otis
The sun had just set, and the western heavens and horizon were still aflame with colour.
"Tales of South Africa" by H.A. Bryden
Thy name shall sound in honor through the world; Thy words shall set the hearts of men aflame.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
It's growing significance set his blood aflame.
"Victor Ollnee's Discipline" by Hamlin Garland
Not far south of Calais is Arras, whence came the Robespierre who was to set France aflame.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
At a signal they were set aflame all at once.
"The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts" by George W. Holley
And, in the answer which he could not hear, there seemed to be something that set his young wife's cheeks aflame.
"The Slayer Of souls" by Robert Chambers
If you mention her name before an elderly "man about town," who was young and went the pace from 1865 to 1875, you will set his eye aflame.
"The English Stage" by Augustin Filon
The orange glow of a luxurious moon set the ice coldly aflame.
"My Attainment of the Pole" by Frederick A. Cook
This was enough to set the American mind aflame.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies
This spirit of liberty penetrated to Central and South America and set the Spanish colonies there aflame.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 2" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
It seemed to turn them to molten gold, and as it moved along the black mass it was as though a vast torch was setting the world aflame.
"Leaves in the Wind" by A. G. Gardiner
So small a spark might set them all aflame that it was useless attempting to forecast it or to stifle it in advance.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham
As with a stroke of lightning some heavenly fire set his heart aflame with yearning.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
Cartaret took a match from his pocket, struck it and set the bit of paper aflame.
"The Azure Rose" by Reginald Wright Kauffman
Outside, the dry walls and pickets are set on fire by the savages, the roofs are soon aflame, while the work of destruction goes speedily on.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
Suddenly a rosy light shot up in the east, and out of it great spires of crimson and gold that set the heavens aflame.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

I shut my eyes, I held my breath,
And, smothering down the wrath and shame
That set my Northern blood aflame,
Stood silent,--where to speak was death.
"Astræa at the Capitol" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Life without love! -- O poverty, and shame,
O vice, O drink, O selishness and care,
O harpies at each banquet of despair,
Setting how many wretched homes aflame!
"Griefs Unspoken" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
How the bolder touches of gorgeous color
From the crimson glory of sunset came,
And touching with blood the swaying poppies,
Set hill and valley and field aflame.
"In The Meadow" by Ella Fraser Weller
All afternoon, the guns fired on at random
And threatened soon to set the town aflame.
Then bearing a demand for the surrender,
Beneath a flag of truce, an envoy came.
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

Protesters set shelters aflame, then take to streets.
Pretty much any event that combines two of our favorite pastimes--food and setting things aflame--will win our rapt devotion.
It won't gild your drink with gold flake, it won't set it aflame, it won't muddle it with cloudberries grown by Swedish virgins and picked at the full moon.
A relatively run-of-the-mill employment class action lawsuit recently set the legal technology world aflame.
Nintendo has just wrapped up their surprisingly short keynote address, and now the internet will be set aflame debating who won, and lost at E3 2012.
A Bronx man sliced his roommate with a machete then set himself aflame Sunday, but a fast-acting bystander noticed the fire and dragged the man outside his burning house, according to published reports.
Fuel and air simultaneously enter the burner, which sets the mixture aflame at 2200 degrees F.