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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of enkindle.

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Examples

  • And the truth is, it is impossible for those men ever to participate of generous and princely joy, such as enkindles a height of spirit in us and sends forth to all mankind an unmade hilarity and calm serenity, that have taken up a sort of life that is confined, unsocial, inhuman, and uninspired towards the esteem of the world and the love of mankind.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The motives for practicing abstinence are admirably expressed by St. Augustine in his Sermon on Prayer and Fasting: Abstinence purifies the soul, elevates the mind, subordinates the flesh to the spirit, begets a humble and contrite heart, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, extinguishes the fire of lust, and enkindles the true light of chastity.

    Chicken Broth on Fridays: Yes or No?

  • He uses an implement with two handles and he chucks it into the hole and he enkindles the stone in the hole with his steel hole by hole striking the fire out of the rock which God has put there 337.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Small Pepsi challenge.

  • Because there are impurities i.e., people with loyalist sentiment here which will never be so soon or so fully purged away as by that fire of affliction which Howe enkindles wherever he goes.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Therefore, in order to apprehend the meaning of Moses, it is to no purpose to soar above the heavens; let us only open our eyes to behold this light which God enkindles for us in the earth.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Such tender, self-sacrificing love compels attention, begets confidence, enkindles love, and surely wins its object.

    When the Holy Ghost is Come

  • The materials are laid, the spark is raised, the fire enkindles, all prudence and true wisdom are utterly consumed.

    Public Speaking

  • Mohammed's religious, moral, and juridical system was in general accordance with Asiatic opinions; it provided a paradise exactly suited to the imagination and taste of the Orientals; and, as the superstitious are always more powerfully influenced by that which awakens apprehension and appeals to fear than by what enkindles hope, his hell contributed even more than his heaven to multiply disciples.

    History of the Moors of Spain

  • The young have no spirited life, consequently the old have none; for it's the merry beating of their hearts, and happy faces which enkindles and rejuvenates the joys of their elders.

    Dawn

  • It was at that place and that hour, perhaps, that he had passed through the deepest experience of his whole life, for it was there that the full power of the beauty of the woman in whom he had met his destiny had burst upon him, and it was there that for the first time he had consciously surrendered himself to those rich emotions which love enkindles in the soul.

    The Redemption of David Corson

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