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  • adjective set on fire.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of enkindle.

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  • adjective set afire

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Examples

  • Of the whole crowd, including Gay, the speaker in his blue shirt, with his head thrown back against a pitch-black bough of the cedar, and his face enkindled from the fire of his enthusiasm, seemed the one masculine and dominating intelligence.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • The Church is one of those living forces: she is alive with the love enkindled by the Spirit of Christ.

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  • The Church is one of those living forces: she is alive with the love enkindled by the Spirit of Christ.

    Education

  • The nearer I approached to your habitation, the more deeply did I feel the spirit of revenge enkindled in my heart.

    Chapter 16

  • Then spoke the woman whose child was the living one to the king, for her love was enkindled toward her son, and she said, “O my lord, give her the living child, but do not slay it.”

    The Ten Commandments

  • Quiet returns, but the poor wretch turns over and over in her heart the fantasies born of her idle listening; her reflections only fan more fiercely the flame enkindled by her chatter.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • These visits enkindled in his beautiful soul such flames of Divine love that their ardour imparted itself even to his body and took from the snow on which he walked its wonted cold; for it is related that the servant who accompanied him in these nightly excursions, having to walk through the snow, suffered much from the cold.

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  • These visits enkindled in his beautiful soul such flames of Divine love that their ardour imparted itself even to his body and took from the snow on which he walked its wonted cold; for it is related that the servant who accompanied him in these nightly excursions, having to walk through the snow, suffered much from the cold.

    Good King Wenceslaus

  • The ancients told those stories around the camp fires and those stories grew by the flame enkindled in the hearer's hearts; transforming them into story tellers too.

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  • When Hurricane Kat blew through the Big Easy three years ago, my Irish rose up and my curiosity was enkindled.

    On the Road Again

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