- v catch fire
The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
- v cause to start burning
The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
- v call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
- s set afire
a kindled fire
- Years of daily exposure to the inhumanities of apartheid, where being black reduced one to the status of a nonperson, kindled in him a kind of absurd courage to change the world.
- While the financial industry is in tatters, Wall Street's near implosion kindled concern over the dangers of unfettered free markets a fear that could spur demand for those .
- Fortunes are being made, jealousies are being kindled and the claws are coming out--literally.
- Dr Keith Ablow in FOXNews
It encourages adolescents to consider their relationships just as 'adult' as any other relationships typically kindled by 'matchmaking,'Ablow said. "This could certainly lead them to believe they are ready to engage in adult encounters."
- President Bush in USA Today
It should be clear that the best antidote to radicalism and terror is the tolerance and hope kindled in free societies,Bush said in a speech at the National Defense University. "And our duty is now clear: For the sake of our long-term...
- Salva Kiir in BBC News
As sure as day follows night, the torch he has kindled shall not be extinguished. Not under my command,Mr Kiir said.