aflare

ADJECTIVE
  1. streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air
    flags aflare in the breeze
    ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her
  2. lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    even the car's tires were aflame
    candles alight on the tables
    a night aflare with fireworks
    forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning
    houses on fire
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How To Use aflare In A Sentence

  • He used to tell me about how you two used to go down to the harbor and watch the big liners come in at night, all aflare with lights through the Golden Gate. Three Soldiers
  • As I transplant my young hollyhocks, I see them, not little round-leaved bunches in my hand, but tall and stately, aflare with colors — yellows, whites, pinks. More Jonathan Papers
  • Upwards, now, in silence, the two men climbed until at last they reached a corridor which was aflare with dancing torchlight. The Weird of the White Wolf
  • Hearts and torches all aflare, frame on frame of laces, The Old Road to Paradise
  • A tiny blaze appeared and rapidly grew until the surrounding forest was aflare. The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure
  • After watching Richard with the anxious sympathy of one ineffectual for another, it said: "Let me," and kindly breathed out a little flame, which set the packet aflare for a moment. Living Alone
  • All the earth spirits leapt up with flaming torches and the whole land was aflare. Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
  • Morning dawned, aflare with light and color, as only a June morning in that semitropic wilderness could glow. Darkness and Dawn
  • From the town below, where here and there a window went suddenly aflare with the reflection of the sunset-light, there drifted up to them the faint, clear call of a bugle. A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions
  • a night aflare with fireworks
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