BURNING in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BURNING
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
burning
 a.  very hot; on fire
 v.  (present tense) be on fire
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She began to cry, and he felt as if every one of her tears were pouring over him like burning lead.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  "I'm obliged to you, but I'll try if I can get it down at Mrs. Homan's," Ethan answered, burning to be gone.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
3  Once he found her mouth again, and they seemed to be by the pond together in the burning August sun.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
4  There was disappointment burning in her that she could not quite analyze, the disappointment of a child seeing illusions crumble.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  She thought of Ellen dying and of the Yankees coming into Atlanta, burning everything, killing everybody.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  His face was the face of a man drunk with fatigue and impotent rage and burning pity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
7  She heard her own breath pass from loud evenness to spasmodic sobbing but her eyes were dry and burning as though there would never be tears in them again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
8  She swayed toward him as he came up the steps, her face white, her green eyes burning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  She gripped the reins tighter with hands that were blistered and slapped them fiercely on the horse's back, her aching arms burning at the movement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  They said for me to leave, that they would be burning the place.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  I said that they would be burning the house over the heads of three dying women.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  The room where Suellen and Carreen lay mumbling and tossing on the same bed stank vilely with the smell of the twisted rag burning in a saucer of bacon fat, which provided the only light.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  Somewhere there was a war and cannon booming and burning towns and men who rotted in hospitals amid sickening-sweet stinks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
14  In a swath eighty miles wide the Yankees were looting and burning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  They had said nothing about burning the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Example Sentence: (99 in 7 pages)
16  He focused the sun's rays on a paper with a burning glass.
17  They make the charcoal by burying wood in the ground and then slowly burning it.
18  The burning foam generates such heat that other items in the room can ignite spontaneously.
19  There was a stampede of panic - stricken crowd from the burning hotel.
20  The fireman evacuated the guests from the burning hotel.
21  He employed a scorched-earth policy, destroying villages and burning crops.
22  I spilt the coffee, burning myself in the process.
23  The shady trees provide protection against the burning rays of the sun.
24  A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
25  They rushed into the burning house to save the old man.
26  His burning ambition was to study medicine.
27  The bandits desolate the countryside, burning farms and carrying off the harvest.
28  Sure, a rechargeable can replace dozens of Duracells, but you have to keep plugging it into the power grid, which usually means burning more and more coal.
29  Three men were lifted by helicopter from the burning ship.
30  And burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge.