- burning; on fire: They set the logs ablaze.
- gleaming with bright lights, bold colors, etc.
- excited; eager; zealous; ardent.
- very angry.
Origin of ablaze
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Examples from the Web for ablaze
Social media is ablaze over the Ray Rice video, wondering why his future wife stayed.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.
September 10, 2014
But not this year: the Middle East is ablaze in conflict, the Russians are busy destabilizing Ukraine.Hey, Eric Holder: Voter ID Isn't Stuck in 1965
August 12, 2014
The Internet was ablaze Monday with the news of a computer passing the infamous Turing test—but not so fast.The AI That Wasn’t: Why ‘Eugene Goostman’ Didn’t Pass the Turing Test
June 10, 2014
There was a wide central passage, ablaze with light and lined with wooden racks and storage compartments.The Real Monuments Men: The Coronation Chamber of Hitler
February 6, 2014
With most of the country now ablaze, this argument is less convincing.Syria: Banking on Geneva
May 30, 2013
His eyes were ablaze, and his wide mouth wore its most joyous smile.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
We had to drive through the village a night or two later, and it was all ablaze.Things as They Are
The windows of the light keeper's cottage were ablaze as they drew near.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
His nostrils were quivering, his eyes were ablaze, and the expression of his face was shocking.The Christian
It was the height of the holiday season, and the island seemed to be ablaze with lights.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
- on fire; burning
- brightly illuminated
- emotionally aroused
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Word Origin and History for ablaze
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