Definitions

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  • v. To burn brightly again.
  • v. To become more intense suddenly.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Little Peggy saw Mama's heartfire flare up with memory, and in front of her eyes she could see a baby laid out pretty in a little box, and then another one only not so pretty cause it was the second baby Missy, the one what died of pox so nobody'd touch her but her own mama, who was still so feeble from the pox herself that she couldn't do much.

    Seventh Son

  • If a thunderbolt would fall, or the forest flare up in flame.

    In a Far Country

  • There seemed no reason to upset Jean's career for such a trivial matter; moreover in Mrs Paget's view Jean was much better in Malaya if war was to flare up in England.

    A Town Like Alice

  • If the present state were ever to train forces of this sort, it would never be for the defense of national interests against the outside world, but only for the protection of the rapers of the nation at home against the general rage that some day perhaps will flare up in the swindled, betrayed, and sold-out people.

    Mein Kampf

  • I believe a little flare up with twenty or thirty of the sneaking curs would make me forget I was thirsty, while it lasted, and give water the flavor of wine after the brigazee was over. "

    The Authentic Life of Billy The Kid

  • Things flare up in the mouth of the Tigris, not far from where Baghdad used to be: the native Lemurians attack the

    The War with the Newts

  • Lewis had a flare up with the Cap of his new position, North Edisto, and like a foolish boy gave up his

    Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball. Diary, 1860-1866

  • Therefore it took him but a little time to get tired of arguing with a person who agreed with everything he said and consequently never furnished him a provocative to flare up and show what he could do when it came to clear, cold, hard, rose-cut, hundred-faceted, diamond-flashing reasoning.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • There has been quite a flare up in Mrs Wilkinses 'family,

    Margaret Ann Meta Morris Grimball. Diary, 1860-1866

  • A woman may get to love by degrees — the best fire dosna flare up the soonest.

    Adam Bede

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