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burning up

adjective as in febrific

adjective as in feverish

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Example Sentences

The phones were burning up, people were starting petitions to keep them from coming.

His or her phone lines are burning up 8-1, 9-1, or more, against intervention.

Obama himself began burning up the phone lines, consulting with FEMA, the Red Cross, and, of course, local officials.

Across the Midwest, corn and soybeans are burning up in the field, and ranchers are culling their herds.

Typically, they cannot face the light of the sun, else they risk burning up; their reflections cannot be seen in mirrors.

I also told them that the great spirit, whose representative I was, was burning up the land.

I expect they are burning up all the fuel, or doing some damage to the mill.'

He is burning up with the faith that knowledge is worth possessing, and also that it is possible of attainment.

Yet the fervour which the first could never kindle in him was, almost to his alarm, burning up now.

"I understand that you boys came near burning up the woods and village once with a fire up here," said Mr. Norton.


On this page you'll find 747 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to burn up, such as: alarm, confuse, disconcert, distract, disturb, and excite.

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