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 ?
Goosal, who had brought with him some of the fiber bark torches, set a bundle of them aflame.
So I touched a button and set fifty electric suns aflame on the top of our precipice.
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.
For the Leopard-man, released from Moreau's eye, had risen straight from his knees, and now, with eyes aflame and his huge feline tusks flashing out from under his curling lips, leapt towards his tormentor.
From the Yang family a maiden came, Glowing to womanhood a rose aflame, Reared in the inner sanctuary apart, Lost to the world, resistless to the heart; For beauty such as hers was hard to hide, And so, when summoned to the monarch's side, Her flashing eye and merry laugh had power To charm into pure gold the leaden hour; And through the paint and powder of the court All gathered to the sunshine that she brought.
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.
Very well," said D'Artagnan, his eyes aflame, "battle
Meanwhile, Antaeus had scrambled upon his feet again, and pulled his pine tree out of the earth; and, all aflame with fury, and more outrageously strong than ever, he ran at Hercules, and brought down another blow.
And all for the sake of a white stallion,' said Kim, with a giggle, his eyes aflame.
The Earth gave up her dead that tide, Into our camp he came, And said his say, and went his way, And left our hearts aflame.
It was a curious sight--the boy with the knife that shone in the low sunlight as it sifted through the upper branches, and the silent Pack with their red coats all aflame, huddling and following below.
At one extremity of an open space, hemmed in by the dark wall of the forest, arose a rock, bearing some rude, natural resemblance either to an alter or a pulpit, and surrounded by four blazing pines, their tops aflame, their stems untouched, like candles at an evening meeting.