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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of kindle.

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  • adj. set afire

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Examples

  • His name kindled the flame of that passion for freedom which made the cause of the North triumphant, and there was awe mingled with the love they bore his memory.

    Old John Brown, the man whose soul is marching on

  • This wick which I have kindled is short, and will not last; but, so long as it does, it throws on them the commentary of a contemporary light.

    Angels & Ministers

  • "Spiritual life in believers is kindled from the life itself of God"

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • When friends complained the name kindled thoughts of Aryan Nation white supremacists, he modified it to Arion.

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  • A short truce was obtained; but their mutual resentment again kindled; and the remembrance of their shame rendered the next encounter more desperate and bloody Forty thousand of the Barbarians perished in the decisive battle, which broke the power of the Gepidae, transferred the fears and wishes of Justinian, and first displayed the character of Alboin, the youthful prince of the Lombards, and the future conqueror of Italy.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But the Greek fires were again kindled; and if the destruction was less complete, it was owing to the experience which had taught the

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Who like a mother, as he grows to years of sense and observation, and the curiosity is kindled, which is only a cry for light and teaching, can so answer the cry and so teach as to make the mysteries of life and truth to be for ever associated for him with all the sacred associations of home and his own mother, and not with the talk of the groom or the dirty-minded schoolboy?

    The Power of Womanhood, or Mothers and Sons A Book For Parents, And Those In Loco Parentis

  • She took refuge in every-day affairs; she told him of the giddy doings that kept her occupied from morning till night, of Cinders (the mention of whose name kindled a reminiscent gleam in the Frenchman's eyes), of the coming birthday dance, which he must promise to attend.

    The Rocks of Valpre

  • When reading the production of another, the tones of his voice became a merit-thermometer, a sort of Aeolian-harp-test; in the flat parts his voice was unimpassioned, but if the gust of genius swept over the wires, his tones rose in intensity, till his own energy of feeling and expression kindled in others a sympathetic impulse, which the dull were forced to feel, whilst his animated recitations threw fresh meaning into the minds of the more discerning.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Robert Southey

  • _merit-thermometer_, a sort of _Aeolian-harp-test_; in the flat parts his voice was unimpassioned, but if the gust of genius swept over the wires, his tones rose in intensity, till his own energy of feeling and expression kindled in others a sympathetic impulse, which the dull were forced to feel, whilst his animated recitations threw fresh meaning into the minds of the more discerning.

    Reminiscences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey

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