meaning of afire

afire meaning in General Dictionary

On fire

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  • lighted up by or as by fire or flame
  • burning.

afire meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, afure, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + fire (letter.). Figurative usage by late 14c.

afire meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) unstoppable.

Sentence Examples with the word afire

His personality was that of a well-instructed, outwardly cold, because cool and calculating man, essentially receptive, afire for only one idea: the highest possible development of the French monarchy, internally and externally, as against both the secular powers and the Church.

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