Perry said he kept his messages to Palestinian friends strictly personal, as well, so as not to spark an argument.
But what was meant to shock in Movie 43 barely ignited a spark.
As Newman proved, a spark of inspiration can turn up in any meal or beverage.
Props to Aniston and Affleck for giving these characters a spark of humor.
So I want to thank Karl for uniting Democrats, inspiring donors, and reigniting the spark in so many progressives.
He would penetrate into some innermost recess of your conscience and kindle a spark where all had been darkness.
What, Mr Paget, is every spark of light we see a living creature?
As dusk mantled them about, Tom suddenly saw a spark of light out across the plain to the south.
They've left us the chairs, I perceive, and there's a spark or two of fire.
There's a spark of good somewhere in the worst of us, if we could but get at it.
Old English spearca, from Proto-Germanic *spark- (cf. Middle Low German sparke, Middle Dutch spranke, not found in other Germanic languages). Electrical sense dates from 1748. Slang sense of "a gallant, a beau, a lover" (c.1600) is perhaps a figurative use, but also perhaps from cognate Old Norse sparkr "lively." Spark plug first recorded 1903 (sparking plug is from 1902); figurative sense of "one who initiates or is a driving force in some activity" is from 1941.
c.1300, from spark (n.). Slang meaning "stimulate, to trigger" first attested 1912. Related: Sparked; sparking.
To initiate and stimulate; trigger: Willy Mays sparked an eighth inning Giant drive by stealing second (1912+)