Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See smolder, etc.

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

  • intransitive verb See smolder.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive, chiefly UK Alternative form of smolder.
  • noun obsolete smoke; smother

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb burn slowly and without a flame
  • verb have strong suppressed feelings
  • noun a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame

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Examples

  • And no matter how hard she squints her eyes, Danica Patrick cannot 'smoulder'.

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  • And no matter how hard she squints her eyes, Danica Patrick cannot 'smoulder'.

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  • A delicate balance of smoulder and sensitivity that's best experienced on YouTube, where the track has rapidly earned a million views.

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  • Most of us spend our whole lives fighting the most visible fires, while leaving the most important ones to smoulder unnoticed.

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  • In the volatile south, tensions between Uzbek and Kyrgyz continue to smoulder.

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  • When I was still a child, I discovered a thought that resonated strongly with me: "It is better to shine brightly and then burn out than to slowly smoulder aimlessly."

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  • Most of us spend our whole lives fighting the most visible fires, while leaving the most important ones to smoulder unnoticed.

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  • We need to be on the down side of the glacial cycle, simple having more squirrels follow the ice line north is now a net loss because we want the ice line to start its return back south, otherwise the planet will smoulder.

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  • Then the "$8.00" began to smoulder under his lids again, and he returned himself to servitude.

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  • When I was still a child, I discovered a thought that resonated strongly with me: "It is better to shine brightly and then burn out than to slowly smoulder aimlessly."

    Khodorkovsky Unabridged

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