Definition of aflame in English:



  • [predicative] In flames; burning.

    ‘pour brandy over the steaks and then set aflame’
    • ‘She closed her eyes, and opened to see everything aflame.’
    • ‘The baobab was aflame, regular fire eating it as quickly as it could.’
    • ‘A glance over my shoulder confirmed the worst - the entire hedgerow was aflame.’
    • ‘The walls were rebuilt with yellow limestone and the towers rebuilt with stones so they couldn't be set aflame anymore.’
    • ‘The passage was lighted with a few lanterns that were magically kept aflame, and it was almost as cold there as it was outside.’
    • ‘Blue and white-streaked energy erupted in a hemispherical blast, tossing nearby vehicles and setting others aflame.’
    • ‘The red carpeting was aflame as well, and tapestries and banners hanging from the high ceiling had also begun to catch flame.’
    • ‘The obvious appeal of the portrait is the notion that a person's pilot light remains aflame even in the darkest of times.’
    • ‘Splinters were flung in every direction, some aflame, becoming miniature meteors as they ignited in the dry air.’
    • ‘Residents reported grenades setting police cars aflame in the heart of the city.’
    • ‘The sniper crossbow fires bolts that set whatever they hit aflame.’
    • ‘He watched as the glass rained down slowly to the ground, emeralds falling from the tower, which was now aflame.’
    • ‘I held onto his arm and he brought me into the kitchen, his lighter still aflame, guiding us safely through the hallway.’
    • ‘This time I dunked the sugar cube in the absinthe and set it aflame.’
    • ‘Then a rain of fire arrows light the ladders as some hit the soldiers setting them aflame.’
    • ‘The names usually refer to the tall flowering spike which in medieval times was dipped in tallow and set aflame as a torch in the evening.’
    • ‘They did not attempt to confront mobs as they set aflame people and properties, they set up no camps to shelter the bereaved and destitute survivors.’
    • ‘If would have been quite hilarious to see the pampered boys' reaction to having his expensive clothing set aflame.’
    • ‘Before he could touch the ignition, the newspaper suddenly lit aflame.’
    • ‘A piece of the roof, set aflame by the uncontrolled inferno, suddenly fell from the roof and on top of Tempest's right leg.’
    alight, on fire, in flames, flaming, burning, blazing, raging, fiery, lit, lighted, ignited
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