afire afire  /ə ˈfaɪr/


  • (adj) lighted up by or as by fire or flame



  1. Lwow, the Ukrainian capital, was bombed, strafed, set afire, its water supply cut off, but the invaders did not stop to occupy it.
  2. Purdy set his station wagon afire with a gasoline-filled beer bottle.
  3. The quintuplets born to Mary Ann Fischer, 30, wife of a billing clerk in a wholesale grocery, were thriving, and the town was afire with pride.


  1. Man sets himself - not his intended victim - on fire

    He burst into a man’s home and tried to set him on fire. But he ended up setting himself afire instead.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

  2. 10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

    A demonstrator jumps over trash set afire during protests against poor public services, police violence and government corruption, in Sao Paulo on June 18, 2013.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Man given probation for 2011 case involving car fires, theft

    OROVILLE — A man was given five years probation Wednesday for a 2011 incident where two cars were set afire and a third was found crashed.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chico Enterprise-Record


  1. "We certainly come into this scene with momentum," Huckabee said, likening his bid to "a house afire."
    on Jan 4, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Everywhere they go on the Internet, all they see is the draft, the draft, the draft," said Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. "The Rock the Vote effort among kids in this country is afire and they (Republicans) know it. They're trying their best to...
    on Oct 5, 2004 By: Jim McDermott Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "The result was bad governance, and at the end of the day they ended up in setting afire the state and creating religious and regional divisions," Omar said, referring to the Amarnath land row that left the people divided on Hindu-Muslim lines.
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Omar Abdullah Source: (blog)

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /