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on fire; ablaze:
The house was all aflame.
eager and excited:
I was aflame with curiosity.
Contemporary Examples

It set the Internet aflame and got her a nice book contract.
How Bad Parenting Became Cool Margaret Carlson June 18, 2009

The Daily Beast: The Internet is aflame after a photo of Alicia with bangs was released.
‘Good Wife,’ Best Actress Jace Lacob August 21, 2011

But I recognized, even as my celebrity-grubbing heart was aflame, that Brand’s weird magic came from an inaccessible place.
Russell Brand: Not Quite a Messiah James Poulos October 27, 2013

With 90 seconds left it, was 94-91, the building was aflame, and the Thunder were one stop away from having a chance to tie it.
James, Wade Step Up as Miami Beats OKC Thunder in Game 2 Jesse Singal June 14, 2012

Finally, on Monday, the internet was aflame with outrage over an extremely telling anecdote from a single Walmart store.
Walmart’s Dumb Blame Game Daniel Gross November 17, 2013

Historical Examples

So these two, not yet aflame with drought, banished the arid phantom for a little while.
The Wings of the Morning Louis Tracy

According to Miss Durham they are all aflame with the desire to form a nation.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

And so his words, aflame from a pure and passionate heart, come with the intensity of prophetic power.
The Life of Mazzini Bolton King

But he says that if they fire a shell, that is what is to be dreaded, for the gas, once aflame!
Lorraine Robert W. Chambers

She had accepted the suggested kinship in childish acquiescence, but doubt was aflame now, once and for all.
The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
in flames; ablaze
deeply aroused, as with passion: he was aflame with desire
(of the face) red or inflamed

1550s, from a- “on” (see a- (1)) + flame (n.). Figurative use by 1856.


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