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  • Sir Laurence Gomme regards this as an illustration of belief in a house-spirit whose residence is the hearth and whose element is the ever-burning sacred flame.

    Leap Year -- Day

  • Lost in those ever-burning flames, I let him take my hand.

    Changeling

  •     Droop'd not her eyes their gaze unquenchable, ever-burning

    Poems and Fragments

  • Spewing, shrieking rockets from China were not beyond Sinan's war skills, nor was the Byzantine boiler that spewed ever-burning Greek Fire.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • The servant had one of the ever-burning torches that gave no smoke.

    Burning Tower

  • Now they would be closed, only a few watchmen drowsily keeping an eye on the precious crystal created by the artisans and the ever-burning fires.

    Hot Pursuit

  • COOPER: You're looking at the answer to that ever-burning question.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2005

  • In every gonpo temple a silver bowl holding from four to six gallons is replenished annually with this almond-scented oil for the ever-burning light before the shrine of Buddha.

    Among the Tibetans

  • On a stand beside the bed was a little ever-burning lamp that she kept filled with the finest scented oil.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • In this vice at least there is something permanent, founded indeed upon nature and not dependent on fantasy, something present in the blood like an ever-burning ember, for ever setting one on fire and, maybe, not to be quickly extinguished, even with years.

    Crime and Punishment

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