CONFLAGRATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CONFLAGRATION
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conflagration
 a.  large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
Example Sentence:
1  After the conflagration had finally died down, the city center was nothing but a mass of blackened embers.
2  After the conflagration that burned down her house, Joan closely began to peruse her home insurance policy to discover exactly what benefits her coverage provided her.
3  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.
4  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.
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE FUTURE LATENT IN THE PEOPLE
2  When the mine is charged, when the conflagration is ready, nothing is more simple.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—TAKEN PRISONER
3  Their tongues were unloosed; a conflagration of grins, oaths, and songs exploded.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
4  She felt the conflagration starting up once more.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—COSETTE AFTER THE LETTER
5  They made haste to stamp out these beginnings of conflagration.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—PASSING GLEAMS
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI—THE HEROES
7  The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
8  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
9  Thinking that my aunt might have relapsed into one of her old alarms, and might be watching the progress of some imaginary conflagration in the distance, I went to speak to her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
10  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
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 9
11  All the guns, without waiting for orders, were being fired in the direction of the conflagration.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XX
12  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
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII
13  A great number of people crowded in front of the conflagration.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII
14  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
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIV
15  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
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER