Definition of Set afire

1. Verb. Set fire to; cause to start burning. "Lightening set fire to the forest"

Exact synonyms: Set Ablaze, Set Aflame, Set On Fire
Entails: Ignite, Light
Generic synonyms: Burn, Combust



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Set Afire

set-off
set-stitched
set-theoretic
set-theoretic difference
set-theoretical
set-theoretically
set-to
set-top box
set-top boxes
set-up
set-ups
set (psychology)
set a spell
set ablaze
set about
set afire (current term)
set aflame
set ahead
set apart
set ashore
set aside
set back
set chisel
set decoration
set down
set fire
set foot
set for life
set forth
set free

Literary usage of Set afire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... as vivid as when I saw him last—A too facile power—A deadly shadow gliding close behind—set afire by his own sallies—"Thy face is like thy mother's, ..."

2. Hawthorne and His Circle by Julian Hawthorne (1903)
"... as vivid as when I saw him last—A too facile power—A deadly shadow gliding close behind—set afire by his own sallies—'' Thy face is like thy mother's, ..."

3. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1908)
"... not set afire by its train, and, while there are a number of witnesses whose testimony would show this, there are also other witnesses whose testimony ..."

4. The Negro in Chicago: A Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot by Chicago Commission on Race Relations (1922)
"For example: Herald-Examiner, July 30: "He had been shot, stabbed and gasoline had been thrown on his body which had been set afire. ..."

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