- 1Set (something) on fire.More example sentences
- Last night I built the first fire I've kindled in years and it came back to me, that instinctual pull of watching the flames catch, of stirring the embers, and poking the logs until they burn brightly.
- The mitzvah of kindling the Chanukah lights begins with sunset.
- This was the reason it happened, to reveal in advance the defining event of the New Testament, like a mirror catching its light even before the light was kindled.
- 1.1Arouse or inspire (an emotion or feeling): a love of art was kindled in meMore example sentences
- It is this creative act of citizenship that kindles hope and inspires action beyond bureaucratic bounds.
- Rajagopal, one of Thyagu's university teachers, further kindled his interest by inspiring him to participate in research work being done at that time on the history of Sanskrit.
- This fusion of martial and performing arts is sure to kindle the curiosity of the young, who adapt easily to innovations.
- 1.2 [no object] (Of an emotion) be aroused: she hesitated, suspicion kindling within herMore example sentences
- Hope of escape kindled within as the terror of bondage loosened.
- It should be clear that the best antidote to radicalism and terror is the tolerance and hope kindled in free societies.
- It was replaced with a cold rage kindling in the pit of her stomach as she stared at her so called father.
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- The ‘wave wilderness wily wild’ draws the poet together with ‘surf kindlers in the riddle splash,’ who like her possess an ‘ocean plan for a soupy ride’.
- It is a demulcent, an astringent, a foe to the evils of the intestine, giving to the mouth a fragrance of breath, to the lips a crimson red, and for the heart a kindler of love's flame.
- I am the Kindler of the Fire that burns in the sky.
Middle English: based on Old Norse kynda, influenced by Old Norse kindill 'candle, torch'.
- (Of a hare or rabbit) give birth: a day or two before she kindles, the mother will pull out some of her fur to make a soft liningMore example sentences
- Some rabbit owners are fortunate enough to witness the rabbit kindling.
- Only rarely does a mother rabbit nurse her young right after giving birth. Most often the first nursing will occur the night after the kindling.
- Two days before she kindled, she got loose and spent the day in the woods near the barns.
Middle English: apparently a frequentative of kind1.