Sculpted, smoldering, and defiant, he is first presented as the natural enemy of Bohannon, a former slave owner.
Heathcliff, with his smoldering moodiness, is the original bad boy.
While BFF Decker landed the cover, Teigen was named “rookie of the year,” launching her career as a smoldering centerfold.
Instead, Palin chose to throw kerosene on the embers of a smoldering national controversy.
Opera News has hailed his “smoldering presence and sharp, booming delivery” and called him an “artist to watch.”
The accursed thing had sprung out of the smoldering floor without warning.
The brand Jas' had hurled was smoldering on Boyd's blankets.
The evening wore away and Dr. and Mrs. Nesbit were alone by the ashes in the smoldering fire in the grate.
He pushed a smoldering log with his foot toward the remnants of the embers.
He was preparing dinner, the preliminary step being a stirring of the smoldering camp-fire, which gave forth the tell-tale smoke.
c.1300 (implied in smoldering), "to smother, suffocate," related to Middle Dutch smolen, Low German smelen, Flemish smoel "hot," from Proto-Germanic *smel-, *smul-. The intransitive meaning "burn and smoke without flame" is first recorded 1520s, fell from use 17c. (though smoldering persisted in poetry) and was revived 19c. Figurative sense "exist in a suppressed state; burn inwardly" is from 1810. Related: Smouldered; smolderingly. Middle English also had a noun smolder meaning "smoky vapor, a stifling smoke."