aflame


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a·flame

 (ə-flām′)
adv. & adj.
1. On or as if on fire.
2. Keenly excited and interested.

aflame

(əˈfleɪm)
adv, adj (postpositive)
1. in flames; ablaze
2. deeply aroused, as with passion: he was aflame with desire.
3. (of the face) red or inflamed

a•flame

(əˈfleɪm)

adj.
1. on fire.
2. eager.
[1545–1555]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aflame - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitementaflame - keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire"
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.aflame - lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "houses on fire"
lighted, lit - set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker"

aflame

adjective
1. burning, lighted, lit, flaming, blazing, on fire, fiery, ignited, alight, ablaze, afire Hundreds of tightly rolled newspapers were set aflame.
2. red, flushed, inflamed, ruddy, aglow The shop windows were aflame with Christmas lights.
3. passionate, excited, stimulated, aroused, fervent, impassioned, afire Everything about this spectacular movie is aflame.

aflame

adjective
On fire:
Idioms: in a blaze, in flames.
Translations
in brand

aflame

[əˈfleɪm] ADJ (liter) → en llamas

aflame

[əˈfleɪm]
adj
(= alight, ablaze) [grass, forest, woods] → en flammes
(= aglow) (with colour)flamboyant(e)
to be aflame with light → flamboyer
(with emotion) [heart] → embrasé(e); [face] → en feu
to be aflame with embarrassment → être cramoisi(e) de honte
to be aflame with indignation → être rempli(e) d'indignation
to be aflame with ambition → être enflammé(e) par l'ambition
adv (literary)en flammes
to set sth aflame → mettre le feu à qch

aflame

adj pred, advin Flammen; to set something aflameetw in Brand stecken, etw anzünden; to be aflamein Flammen stehen; to be aflame with colour (Brit) or color (US) → in roter Glut leuchten; aflame with anger/passionflammend or glühend vor Zorn/Leidenschaft
References in classic literature ?
The wall, the floor, and the furniture, even to the bed itself, were aflame with shimmering bits of color.
So I hasten to add that the mood was one of brief duration, and that no cold-water arguments were able to quench the fire which those eyes had set aflame within me, no daylight philosophy had any power to dispel the dream of a face which was now my most precious possession, as I once more took up my stick and listlessly pursued my way to Yellowsands.
There was more than benevolence in this action; there was courage; the south was aflame, and to assist, even on his death-bed, the father of so dangerous a Bonapartist as Dantes, was stigmatized as a crime.
Welland, who confided it to Newland Archer; who, aflame at the outrage, appealed passionately and authoritatively to his mother; who, after a painful period of inward resistance and outward temporising, succumbed to his instances (as she always did), and immediately embracing his cause with an energy redoubled by her previous hesitations, put on her grey velvet bonnet and said: "I'll go and see Louisa van der Luyden.
It seemed to him, accustomed to the callous and hopeless appearance of a less happy tribe, that the faces of these people were all aflame with the joy of the springtime.
He would have burned the "Sea Lyrics" on the spot, had his will been strong enough to set them aflame.
Since the wagers were kisses, you can well imagine I went down on the first next dive with soul aflame.
Goosal, who had brought with him some of the fiber bark torches, set a bundle of them aflame.
Very well," said D'Artagnan, his eyes aflame, "battle
His hearers expected a story of how beside himself and all aflame with excitement, he had flown like a storm at the square, cut his way in, slashed right and left, how his saber had tasted flesh and he had fallen exhausted, and so on.
Hannah Cox stood outside in her plain black dress, her hair wind-tossed, her eyes aflame.
As for myself, I am all aflame with curiosity, and I devote my whole energies to the business of discovery from this moment.