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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of spark.
- adj. That has had sparks (of electricity) passed through it
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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Collins's defense of the term sparked much blogospheric comment pro and con, which he rounded up and to which he responded in this post.
His expression sparked a surprising frisson beneath my skin.
His use of the word sparked outrage from gay rights groups and academy members.
Mr Martin sparked protests last year when it emerged that he had used air miles earned on official business – including flights to and from his Glasgow constituency – to fly members of his family from Scotland to London.
The Mail's article continues: The timing of the story has once again sparked suspicions that the journalist is being used by the government to play down its own part in the current mess.
By helping to launch the de-duplication industry, Data Domain sparked an industry-wide effort to deliver efficiency, prompting every major vendor, including NetApp, to embark on a build, buy or partner strategy.
The call sparked allegations of racism from some Chicago politicians, and on Tuesday, Giannoulias asked Kirk for specific examples of voter fraud--situations that would warrant a "voter integrity squad."
The jolt just 21 seconds in sparked the crowd and sent the Rangers on their way to a 5-0 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday night.
Hilariously, the airline builder's problems are even spilling over into the French Assembly, where prime minister Dominique de Villepin sparked uproar yesterday when he accused the Socialist leader of cowardice in a debate over the crisis.
Eckstein sparked the Anaheim Angels over San Francisco for the 2002 crown and was invited to the White House, where his mom met President Bush.
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