meaning of aflame

aflame meaning in General Dictionary

In flames glowing with light or passion ablaze

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  • keenly excited (especially intimately) or suggesting excitement
  • lighted up by or as by fire or flame
  • Inflames; radiant with light or enthusiasm; ablaze.

aflame meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.


aflame meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) Inflames; glowing with light or enthusiasm; ablaze.


Sentence Examples with the word aflame

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.

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