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synonyms for like a house on fire

  • accelerated
  • breakneck
  • brisk
  • expeditious
  • fast
  • hasty
  • speedy
  • swift
  • active
  • express
  • fleet
  • flying
  • precipitate
  • prompt
  • ready
  • screaming
  • agile
  • double time
  • expeditive
  • fleet of foot
  • hurried
  • in nothing flat
  • light-footed
  • lively
  • mercurial
  • nimble
  • on the double
  • quick as a wink
  • really rolling
  • spry
  • winged
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antonyms for like a house on fire

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  • delayed
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • tardy
  • languishing
  • leisurely
  • slack
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How to use like a house on fire in a sentence

It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
A Yankee, whose face had been mauled in a pot-house brawl, assured General Jackson that he had received his scars in battle.
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On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It goes without saying that Ferns of all kinds are interesting plants to grow in the garden and house.
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The parliament house and library of the British provinces, at Montreal, burned by a mob.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
“This house must have been the hotel of some distinguished family, Baron; it is nobly proportioned,” said David Arden.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Her heart fluttered violently with fear as she saw that he stepped out after her, and walked by her side toward the house.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
"A camp-fire would hardly flash and die out like that, Sarge," he answered thoughtfully.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
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WORDS RELATED TO LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE

  • accelerated
  • active
  • agile
  • breakneck
  • brisk
  • double time
  • expeditious
  • expeditive
  • express
  • fast
  • fleet
  • fleet of foot
  • flying
  • hasty
  • hurried
  • in nothing flat
  • light-footed
  • like a house on fire
  • lively
  • mercurial
  • nimble
  • on the double
  • precipitate
  • prompt
  • quick as a wink
  • ready
  • really rolling
  • screaming
  • speedy
  • spry
  • swift
  • winged
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