Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a loose, waving state; flowing: as, “with gray hair aflow,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Flowing.

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  • adverb flowing

Etymologies

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a- +‎ flow

Examples

  • Instead, he must use the small capability given him to work his way upward, scrabble, get a purchase on matter that was not yet aflow, burrow to the stars.

    The Clique

  • Viewed through a smashed window, we see her holding a rose, the petals aflow in a breeeze, her hair caught in the upbreeze, with her arm resting on something.

    Murky Depths: Issue Three Review | SciFi UK Review

  • Asagao well knew how to keep talk aflow without pushing.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Instead, he must use the small capability given him to work his way upward, scrabble, get a purchase on matter that was not yet aflow, burrow to the stars.

    Explorations

  • Yes, that is all; but how many are there who can set such sweet currents of wind aflow?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Olivia and Sophia would, I am quite sure, never have spread the dinner-cloth upon hay, which would most surely have set all the gravy aflow, if the platters had not been fairly overturned; and as for the redbreasts, (with that rollicking boy Moses in my mind,) I think they must have been terribly tame birds.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 79, May, 1864

  • It is not that he is so true to natural phases in his descriptive epithets, not that he sees all, not that he has heard all; but his heart has drunk the incense of it, and his imagination refined it, and his fancy set it aflow in those jocund lines which bound and writhe and exult with a passionate love for the things of field and air.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • The springs of war are aflow: they fight with arms in their grasp, the arms that chance first supplied, that fresh blood stains.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • The narrow fissure between its walls was aflow with the evening current of promenaders, crowding its scant breadth, and sending up a medley of laughter and musical sibilants.

    The Lighted Match

  • Yes, music whirling the soul away as on a rushing river, the violin notes falling like ripples, the flute tones all aflow among the rocks; and when it sweeps _adagio_ on the sandy bed, then the gypsy player is at heart equal to a lord, then he feels a gentleman.

    The Gypsies

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