Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of torch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of torch.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He went out and arranged for a dozen debutantes on Easter Sunday in 1929 to march down Fifth Avenue holding what he called their torches of freedom.

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  • All of us, Canadians and Americans, have seen that opportunity and freedom are the twin torches which have attracted to our shores many people from the Old World.

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  • Meanwhile Wallace, having recovered himself, just as the Scots brought in lighted torches from the lower apartments of the tower, saw Roger Kirkpatrick leaning sternly on his blood-dripping sword, and the young Edwin coming forward in garments too nearly the hue of his own.

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  • The torches were the most critical to his plan, and each man carried three.

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  • It and the flaring of the torches were the only sounds.

    THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

  • Behind me the torches were a fiery surf along the shore, and above were the stars.

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  • In the latter, however, we found a supper all ready, which was sufficiently cooked without more fire, and which many of us speedily consumed, unaided by the fiery elements, and drank some very good wine also. 48 I shall never forget the destructive majesty of the flames as the torches were applied to beds, curtains, etc.

    The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.

  • Next the marriage of Cupid and Psyche seems to have shown the reproduction of living nature; and afterwards the procession of torches, which is said to have constituted

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  • Cupid and Psyche seems to have shown the reproduction of living nature; and afterwards the procession of torches, which is said to have constituted a part of the mysteries, probably signified the return of light, and the resuscitation of all things.

    The Temple of Nature; or, the Origin of Society A Poem, with Philosophical Notes

  • Ishan sells little keytag torches outside Pilawoos over the weekend.

    Kottu

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