This is due to the fact that a certain speed of efflux cannot be exceeded without putting the flame out.
The enemy on the frontier; civil war about to flame out at home.
Are there not royal angers which flame out of the pure furnaces of love?
It was only for a minute that she allowed her anger to flame out.
Watching her face with idle malice, he saw it change, grow so pale that he thought she would drop, then flame out crimson.
Rand produced and snapped it, holding the flame out to his assistant.
The stranger shook the flame out of the match-stick carefully and threw it away before turning toward his captor.
His eyes seemed to flame out with a reckless light as he said this.
And ever the bats darkened his lanthorn with their wings and tried to beat the flame out.
Sit with your short arms crossed on your short legs, upon that heap of stones, for only five minutes, and then flame out again.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French flaume, Old French flamme (10c.), from Latin flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).
The meaning "a sweetheart" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of "burning passion" was in Middle English. Flame-thrower (1917) translates German flammenwerfer (1915).
The hot, glowing mixture of burning gases and tiny particles that arises from combustion. Flames get their light either from the fluorescence of molecules or ions that have become excited, or from the incandescence of solid particles involved in the combustion process, such as the carbon particles from a candle.
: Gramm, flameout Jack Kemp