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  • v. Present participle of enkindle.


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  • I scoured the Internet searching for another art event conducive to my family's budget and artistic whimsy and that's when I came across my fellow writer and friend, Bryn Greenwood's enkindling blog letter.

    Kim Michele Richardson: The Sugar Plum Fairy Divide -- The Haves Versus the Have Nots

  • And so, through all the thick mists of the dim doubts in my mind, divine intuitions now and then shoot, enkindling my fog with a heavenly ray.

    Moby Dick: Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Reader and Other Thoughts

  • The minister had already learnt that this particular rhythm in taps denoted the fingers of his enkindling landlady, and the doomed young fellow buried his first mouthful under a look of receptive blandness.

    Wessex Tales

  • All this time, and later, soft sheet lightning expanded from a cloud in their path, enkindling their faces as they paced up and down, shining over the water, and, for a moment, showing the horizon as a keen line.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Placing, therefore, our pikes in the front and the shields (swordsmen) behind, they manage to resist the cavalry, and in enkindling the battle, lay open and attack the infantry: but when the battle closes in, and they become useless, the shields and swords take their place, who are able to take care of themselves in every strait.

    The Art of War

  • Assuring Muddy that nothing could afford me keener pleasure, I took temporary leave of the dear-hearted woman and repaired directly to my sanctum, where—after enkindling the lamp that sat upon my writing table—I settled down to think.


  • Sifting the glain dust through his trembling hands, he began the first of the incantations, his breath enkindling the dust, spangling it with a harsh, artificial light.

    The Dark Queen

  • Hortensius, the enkindling of his philosophical interest, his infatuation with the Manichean heresy, and his mother's dream which foretold his eventual return to the true faith and to God.

    Confessions and Enchiridion, newly translated and edited by Albert C. Outler

  • Gentlemen, it is with honest pride and fresh inspiration that we gather once a year to revive our enkindling story.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z

  • If we seek the enkindling fire and the moral elevation of high principle and profound conviction and resolute courage, we find a never-ceasing inspiration in the unfaltering earnestness and imperishable deeds of the Pilgrim Fathers.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z


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