American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. On or as if on fire.
- adv. Keenly excited and interested.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On fire; in or into flame; ablaze.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In flames; glowing with light or passion; ablaze.
- adj. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
- adj. keenly excited (especially sexually) or indicating excitement
- a- + flame (Wiktionary)
“While "aflame" could have been a slur... it could also refer to the geek term "flame" which is when a person or company is bashed on a forum/blog/chatroom in a very harsh, mean way.”
“Maybe "aflame" seemed to contain a slur against gays, but that doesn't explain replacing the strong verb "caved" with the weak "given in.”
“Evening Standard, the financial district is "aflame" with the idea, being loudly repeated by well-informed "gossips.”
“If anyone dared to speak up in defense, a la Samantha, she risked being doused with Long Island and set aflame.”
“Washington did not resign when he returned because the frontier was aflame.”
“The assembly was about to meet, and the frontier was aflame.”
“For a lunch of classic fare, choose the sausage served aflame on a small grill at the table.”
“The Nazis then threw oil on the walls and set the building aflame.”
“By "quietly" I mean without gunfire in the streets and entire cities set aflame.”
“Jeremiah Lusby and Marlenah “Coehlo” Wolf get cozy beneath a hoop aflame in this amazing shot by Abject Photo.”
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Words with the prefix "a"
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Verbs and adjectives (mostly adjectives) pertaining to physical light, brightness and/or clarity.
All things light-filled and radiant.
My stomach was uneasy, but now it's at rest.
My thirst was aflame, but now it is quenched.
My sex was aroused, but now it is quiet.
I ached all over, but now I feel well.
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