conflagration conflagration  /ˌkɑn flə ˈɡreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a very intense and uncontrolled fire

Usage(s):

  1. A plane skidded off a runway in So Paulo, crashing into a building and a gas station and setting off a conflagration.
  2. If you think of religion as a great lake, he warns, its a lake of gasoline, and all its going to take is someone to drop a match into it for a terrible conflagration.
  3. On the other hand theres the fire that rages in the blood of every performance, a conflagration so consuming that it threatens to turn the show into a collective funeral pyre.

News

  1. Review: 'This Is the End' weirdly compelling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The seemingly exhausted gross-out comedy genre gets a strange temporary reprieve with "This Is the End," an unlikable but weirdly compelling apocalyptic fantasy in which a bunch of young stars and stars-by-affiliation jokingly imagine their own mortality. A sort-of "The Day of the Locust" centered on successful comic actors, rather than down-and-outers, facing a conflagration ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Best way for Obama to help Syria is with aid and diplomacy – not weapons

    Giving military aid to Syria's rebels – however just their cause – will only prolong the civil war and increase the risk of sectarian conflagration in the region. A better way to help the Syrian people is to pursue diplomatic efforts to end the conflict and provide more humanitarian aid.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. After firestorm, TSA nixes notion to allow pocket knives in passenger carry-ons

    After a major conflagration of criticism from Congress and flight attendants over the Transportation Security Administration's proposed decision in March to let a bunch of previously prohibited items such as small pocket knives on aircraft as carry-ons, the TSA has had a change of heart.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Network World

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Quotes

  1. Appearing at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr Gates said the next two years could see slow improvements in Iraq or "the very real risk of a regional conflagration".
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Referring to the conflict, Medvedev said: "A war can flare up suddenly and can be absolutely real...... And local, smouldering conflicts, which are sometimes even called 'frozen', will turn into a real military conflagration."
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Dmitry Medvedev Source: News24.com

  3. Appearing at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mr Gates said that the next two years could see slow improvements in Iraq or "the very real risk of a regional conflagration".
    on Dec 5, 2006 By: Bill Gates Source: Guardian Unlimited

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