blazing

[bley-zing]
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adjective
  1. burning brightly and with great heat, force, etc.
  2. of tremendous intensity or fervor: a performance of blazing ferocity.

Origin of blazing

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at blaze1, -ing2
Related formsblaz·ing·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of blazingly

Historical Examples of blazingly

  • Macdonald lowered his eyes from her blazingly indignant face.

  • Regina was blazingly clever, interesting, and very nice with those to whom she happened to take a fancy.

    Loyal to the School

    Angela Brazil

  • It was blazingly clear that he had indeed played with her—or, as she put it in her own mind: “He just stuffed me up all through.”

    The Lion's Share

    E. Arnold Bennett

  • Small as it was, it was blazingly blue-white brilliant, and had a tiny planet of its own.

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • The sun soon drove away the early mists and beat down upon the two men mercilessly from a blazingly hot sky.

    Under Handicap

    Jackson Gregory


Word Origin and History for blazingly

blazing

adj.

late 14c., "shining," also "vehement," present participle adjective from blaze (v.1). As a mild or euphemistic epithet, attested from 1888 (no doubt connected with the blazes in colloquial sense of "Hell").

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