set on fire

VERB
  1. set fire to; cause to start burning
    Lightening set fire to the forest
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How To Use set on fire In A Sentence

  • The Barbadian of November 21, speaks of a "megass house" set on fire in this island which the peasantry refused to extinguish, and adds that but half work is performed by the laborer in that parish. The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus
  • Set on fire, these items release formaldehyde, polyvinyl chloride, and dioxins.
  • One was told that her family home would be set on fire. Times, Sunday Times
  • Vehicles were hijacked, set on fire and rolled into police lines. Times, Sunday Times
  • A tire set on fire with gasoline was around the neck of one victim.
  • I might, I comforted my languishing hart, vnmeasurably tormented, in putting of it in minde, of solacious and amorous hope: and with that, there was neuer a coale so neere put out, but it was presently renued and set on fire, with the company of the next. Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame
  • On June 10, 1991, the University's mink farm was set on fire after a timed incendiary device was detonated.
  • They had been set on fire by four bombs from a German taube, and a huge, thick volume of black smoke was ascending 200 feet into the air. The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915
  • Property and even human beings were randomly set on fire and shops looted during the violence.
  • During the riot shops were looted and cars damaged or set on fire.
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