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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMBERS

He sank into the chair, and brooded over the embers, and shed tears.

He, with his eyes fixed on the embers, had sunk back into the dolorous past.

He pushed a smoldering log with his foot toward the remnants of the embers.

Charley blew the embers, stirring them with a brush of sage.

His eyes seemed to be smoldering like embers just ready to blaze.

Then they sat down and ate the oysters that he had laid among the embers.

He took out a cigarette, snapped-to the case, bent down to the embers.

Her sandalled foot, all rosy in the glow, felt the warmth of the embers.

When the embers are glowing is the time for toasting marshmallows.

A foot was thrust into the embers, and they flared up suddenly.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English æmerge "ember," merged with or influenced by Old Norse eimyrja, both from Proto-Germanic *aim-uzjon- "ashes" (cf. Middle Low German emere, Old High German eimuria, German Ammern); a compound from *aima- "ashes" (from PIE root *ai- "to burn;" see edifice) + *uzjo- "to burn" (from PIE root *eus- "to burn;" cf. Latin urere "to burn, singe"). The -b- is intrusive.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EMBERS

ash

nounpowder remains after a fire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.