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set fire

verb as in kindle

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He set fire to the famous Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, in what is now Turkey and then allowed himself to be caught.

They tore down some tents of the sit-in and set fire to the others.

In a desperate attempt to move the world, monks like Gyatso have set fire to their own bodies.

In Libya this month, militants reportedly set fire to Benghazi's Coptic church; the priest was inside and narrowly escaped death.

They set fire to local Muslim Brotherhood offices—a slight to the president who is a member of the group.

On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.

The Scots formed a schiltron, and set fire to some hay in front, the smoke from which was blown into the faces of the English.

Logs and dry brushwood are disposed all round, and the whole is set fire to, and the doors closed.

During all this time, immense heaps of gold and silver paper were set fire to and consumed.

But more than anything it had set fire to the something maternal that is in all good women.


On this page you'll find 97 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to set on fire, such as: burned, alight, baked, burning, enkindled, and glowing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.