to set a house afire.
The blogosphere is afire with outrage: A rich do-nothing given probation for raping his three-year-old daughter!
Delaware’s Affluenza Case Affects Justice, Too Jay Michaelson March 31, 2014
The blogosphere was also afire with Palinmania, from Andrew Sullivan to Talking Points Memo to this very site.
Palin’s Gold Mine Duff McDonald November 18, 2009
Twitter is afire with thoughts on the Woodward-Politico-Gene Sperling imbroglio.
Bob Woodward and Politico and the Worst of Washington Michael Tomasky February 27, 2013
It vanished, but where it had been another light now burned, for the temple of Quetzal was afire.
Montezuma’s Daughter H. Rider Haggard
The fish-house got afire, and burned up; and that was the last we saw of the gold.
Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
Not a glance in his face disclosed passion, but his heart was afire.
The Scapegoat Hall Caine
Wouldn’t the animals get excited when they saw the show was afire?
Back Home Eugene Wood
Hands clutched at guns and clothing, and the women and children ran to the windows, sick for fear lest the fort be afire.
The Wilderness Trail Frank Williams
He were fast asleep that night, and his bed were afire when I wackened him.
Dick o’ the Fens George Manville Fenn
The Massachusetts Colony was afire with wrath because of the Lexington massacre.
With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga W. Bert Foster
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
on fire; ablaze
intensely interested or passionate: he was afire with enthusiasm for the new plan
c.1200, afure, from a- “on” (see a- (1)) + fire (n.). Figurative use by late 14c.
afit Air Force Institute of Technology
afj April Fool’s Joke
abbreviation away from keyboard chat away from keyboard. away from keyboard
. American Football League. . Contemporary Examples The win meant that the AFL was finally given some respect before it merged into the NFL. New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA Ben Jacobs January 25, 2014 New Orleans leaders said the city was going to welcome the AFL All-Stars, which included […]