Definition of aflame in US English:



  • predicative In flames; burning.

    ‘pour brandy over the steaks and then set aflame’
    • ‘The red carpeting was aflame as well, and tapestries and banners hanging from the high ceiling had also begun to catch flame.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Then a rain of fire arrows light the ladders as some hit the soldiers setting them aflame.’
    • ‘She closed her eyes, and opened to see everything 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.’
    • ‘The sniper crossbow fires bolts that set whatever they hit aflame.’
    • ‘Splinters were flung in every direction, some aflame, becoming miniature meteors as they ignited in the dry air.’
    • ‘Before he could touch the ignition, the newspaper suddenly lit aflame.’
    • ‘This time I dunked the sugar cube in the absinthe and set it aflame.’
    • ‘The obvious appeal of the portrait is the notion that a person's pilot light remains aflame even in the darkest of times.’
    • ‘The walls were rebuilt with yellow limestone and the towers rebuilt with stones so they couldn't be set aflame anymore.’
    • ‘A glance over my shoulder confirmed the worst - the entire hedgerow was aflame.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I held onto his arm and he brought me into the kitchen, his lighter still aflame, guiding us safely through the hallway.’
    • ‘Blue and white-streaked energy erupted in a hemispherical blast, tossing nearby vehicles and setting others aflame.’
    • ‘He watched as the glass rained down slowly to the ground, emeralds falling from the tower, which was now aflame.’
    • ‘Residents reported grenades setting police cars aflame in the heart of the city.’
    • ‘If would have been quite hilarious to see the pampered boys' reaction to having his expensive clothing set aflame.’
    • ‘The baobab was aflame, regular fire eating it as quickly as it could.’
    • ‘The passage was lighted with a few lanterns that were magically kept aflame, and it was almost as cold there as it was outside.’
    alight, on fire, in flames, flaming, burning, blazing, raging, fiery, lit, lighted, ignited
    burning, ablaze, alight, on fire, in flames, flaming, blazing, raging, fiery, red-hot
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