from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To blaze up; shoot up, as a flame.
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She flamed out at him in an upblaze of feminine ferocity.
None the less her force, the upblaze of feminine energy in her, crowded the little storekeeper to the wall.
America -- the thing most truly typical in a land where national types are sought for microscopically: wheel-horses who came at the party call; men who came in the temporary upblaze of enthusiastic patriotism, which is lighted with the opening of the campaign, and which goes out like a candle in a gust of wind the day after the election; men who came to applaud blindly, and a few who came to cavil and deride.