Synonyms for afire

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-fahyuh r
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfaɪər

Définition of afire

Origin :
  • c.1200, afure, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + fire (n.). Figurative use by late 14c.
  • adj on fire
Example sentences :
  • Her eyes answered him whole-heartedly, for her imagination was afire.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • He was just a-blazing; and whenever he got afire he was most likely to get afire all over.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer, Detective » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The Kasbah was afire; it had been burning since the banquet of the night before.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • Not a glance in his face disclosed passion, but his heart was afire.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • My little heart was afire at the humiliation put upon my mother.
  • Extract from : « The Woman Thou Gavest Me » by Hall Caine
  • But my blood was afire, and I was in too hot a haste to reason.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • His face was afire with the drink that he had taken, and his throat was guggling and sputtering.
  • Extract from : « Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon » by Hall Caine
  • His lungs were afire; it seemed that he must open them to the strangling water.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930 » by Various
  • Her breath was on his cheek, his heart was afire in one foolish leap.
  • Extract from : « The Duke Of Chimney Butte » by G. W. Ogden
  • To our left the town roared and racketed as though it was afire.
  • Extract from : « The Million-Dollar Suitcase » by Alice MacGowan

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