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There was a rush and faint roar of the flame up the chimney as the cardboard burned.

There was a flame at his heart, a burning lump in his throat.

But there was the decree, written in letters of blood and flame.

"Because I want to do it myself," she said at last, and thrust the envelope into the flame.

History records the experiences of but one man who has seen a flame in the open.

Eulalia, when at the stake, breathes the flame that she may die the more quickly.

His fingers encountered a flame, and were slightly scorched.

This resentment was seldom expressed, but its flame scorched her soul.

It shines in your eyes, it burns like a flame in your face; I can feel it in your hands.

And so he did, twisting it up and setting it to the flame of the candle.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Anglo-French flaume, Old French flamme (10c.), from Latin flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)).

The meaning "a sweetheart" is attested from 1640s; the figurative sense of "burning passion" was in Middle English. Flame-thrower (1917) translates German flammenwerfer (1915).

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