After the conflagration had finally died down, the city center was nothing but a mass of blackened embers.
Syria said Saturday it shot down a Turkish reconnaissance plane because the plane entered its airspace, insisting it was "not an attack" as both sides desperately tried to de-escalate the episode before it exploded into a regional conflagration.
The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history, fire officials said Sunday as clouds and higher humidity helped crews further contain the biggest blaze in the United States this year.
Sentence in Classic:
All the filth of the world, all the offal and scum of the world, we are told, shall run there as to a vast reeking sewer when the terrible conflagration of the last day has purged the world.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The engines were soon upon the spot, but the dry wood burned with great fury, and it was impossible to arrest the conflagration until the stack had been entirely consumed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Her face was brilliant and glowing; but this glow was not one of brightness; it suggested the fearful glow of a conflagration in the midst of a dark night.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The conflagration, at which he had looked with so much indifference the evening before, had greatly increased during the night.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A red glow as of a conflagration spread above the horizon from the rising full moon, and that vast red ball swayed strangely in the gray haze.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She made a great point of being so near the river, in case of a conflagration; and I suppose really did find some satisfaction in that circumstance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The maniac figure of the Saxon Ulrica was for a long time visible on the lofty stand she had chosen, tossing her arms abroad with wild exultation, as if she reined empress of the conflagration which she had raised.
Let us learn how to make use of that vast conflagration of principles and virtues, which sparkles, bursts forth and quivers at certain hours.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Ever since 1830, petty partial revolts had been going on here and there, which were quickly suppressed, but ever bursting forth afresh, the sign of a vast underlying conflagration.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
In order to form an idea of this struggle, it is necessary to imagine fire set to a throng of terrible courages, and then to gaze at the conflagration.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
With a speaker, or stake, he tossed the outlying scraps of fuel into the conflagration, looking at the midst of the pile, occasionally lifting his eyes to measure the height of the flame, or to follow the great sparks which rose with it and sailed away into darkness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context