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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Faces aflame with drink, grotesque moustaches, pot bellies ... I seemed to have stumbled into a painting by Hogarth.
▪ Most of the city was aflame, and bitter fighting had taken over the downtown suburbs.
▪ The Great River swept sluggishly through meads that were aflame with buttercups and dotted with the last patches of melting snow.
▪ The sky was aflame and though she tried not to think of the sunsets from Fernando's cliff-top it was virtually impossible.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aflame \A*flame"\ ([.a]*fl[=a]m"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + flame.] In flames; glowing with light or passion; ablaze.
--G. Eliot.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


a. 1 in flames, on fire, flaming, with flames coming from it 2 showing anger or contempt

  1. adj. keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement; "his face all ablaze with excitement"- Bram Stoker; "he was aflame with desire" [syn: ablaze, aroused, turned on(p)]

  2. 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"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire"; "houses on fire" [syn: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), blazing, burning, flaming, on fire(p)]

Usage examples of "aflame".

And in those times it was well to have the strong arms and sharp blades of any fighters available, for the Lowlands to the north were all aboil and the border was all aflame from end to end.

In the eighth second of the cavitation, billowing shock waves, aflame, gave the rent Moon the appearance of a burning bush in space.

Notre Dame, over the river running by, past windows aflame with the setting sun, stopping for a moment to buy some wine and to watch two clochard lying astride a metro grill, their faces laced with wine and grime, simmering gently, like a country stew.

I tied Danseuse to her post outside the Jovial Rushcutters and my face was aflame.

Lake Pointe, the handsome house, snap and hiss of logs aflame, chunky glass in my hand, Glory Doyle Geis in wine slacks and white sweater sitting on a cushion on the raised hearth, dainty, bitter-sweet, semi-sad in the firelight.

Marines entered the outskirts of the Kerch naval base on foot at just past 0830 hours to find it deserted, with half a dozen guided-missile corvettes and patrol boats, a couple of armed tugs, and a Riga-class frigate, all of them aflame or already settled into the dark, shallow waters of the port, as oil-black smoke stained the blue morning sky.

The golden color of its branches shone so bright it seemed aflame, a pointillist tree of fire, aswarm with flashes of moving light, like fireflies or swarms of bright bees.

He wrenched the curtain loose, and a blazing part of it fell to the floor, where he dragged it to another tapestry and set that aflame as well.

The soul of a nation distrest Is aflame, And heaving with eager unrest In its aim To assert its old prowess, and stouten its chronicled fame!

Intellectual light, become that very light, pure, buoyant, unburdened, raised to Godhood or, better, knowing its Godhood, all aflame then--but crushed out once more if it should take up the discarded burden.

I really must leave whoever reads this to imagine the surpassing beauty of these golden roofs flashing when the sun strikes -- flashing like a thousand fires aflame on a mountain of polished marble -- so fiercely that the reflection can be clearly seen from the great peaks of the range a hundred miles away.

Spiritually aflame, it was palpably clear, and trembling as if in postcoital meltdown.

He discovered that he was actually aflame with impatience and excitement, that he was filled with a rattlebrained ardor of the sort he usually managed to avoid.

He reloaded it and fired again and yet again, until Siena understood and was all aflame at the possibilities of such a weapon.

Twenty or more tanks smoldered in varying stages of destruction, some wrecked and dismembered, some aflame and whole, some silent and still.