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conflagration

kon fluh gray shuhn

  • n  a very intense and uncontrolled fire

  • A plane skidded off a runway in So Paulo, crashing into a building and a gas station and setting off a conflagration.
  • The unexpected arrival of a long-estranged sister sets off a conflagration that escalates vertiginously from surly sniping to bitter recriminations, and ends in shouted avowals of .
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor
  • 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.
    June 5, 2013 - Network World
Quotes

  • Robert Gates in Guardian Unlimited
    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".
  • Dmitry Medvedev in News24.com
    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."
  • Bill Gates in Guardian Unlimited
    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".

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