verb (used without object)
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Origin of smolder
OTHER WORDS FROM smolderun·smol·der·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for smolder
This story simply could not be completed—the proof smoldered on the notepad in front of me.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The clothes that designer Stefano Pilati created for his final collection at YSL smoldered with audacity and dark sexuality.Paris Fall Fashion Week 2012: A Finale at Yves Saint Laurent|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But inner-city violence has smoldered for a long time, explains crime journalist Gavin Knight.
Backstage—as young singers fought to the death—a war smoldered.
As luck would have it, some sparks still smoldered in the tow, and thus I was able once more to nurse up a tiny flame.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
But that spark which he had tried in vain to fan into flame still smoldered.The Range Boss|Charles Alden Seltzer
At last the candles snuffed out, and naught but the back log smoldered and glowed in the darkness.The Green Forest Fairy Book|Loretta Ellen Brady
As a fire that has smoldered long flames up in many places at once, so the war broke out with several actions in quick succession.Four American Indians|Edson L. Whitney
Dressed in the habit of his order, the Prior sat before a pile of logs that smoldered in the huge fireplace.Rescue Dog of the High Pass|James Arthur Kjelgaard