FIRE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FIRE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
fire
 n.  the state of burning that produces flames that send out heat and light
 v.  cause a weapon to shoot bullets, arrows, or missiles
 v.  remove someone from their job
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When I had got so far in my list I threw it into the fire in despair.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Looking back he saw the old man and the young girl crouching over the blazing fire, while the three animals stood motionless in the back-ground.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
3  When he turned the corner, he came full in sight of the spot where the fire had been lit.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
4  There was no living creature near the remains of the fire: animals, man, maiden, all were gone.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
5  Seizing a half-consumed piece of wood from the smouldering fire, he blew it into a flame, and proceeded with its help to examine the little camp.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
6  As he stood by the desolate fire, he felt that the only one thing which could assuage his grief would be thorough and complete retribution, brought by his own hand upon his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
7  With a grim, white face, he retraced his steps to where he had dropped the food, and having stirred up the smouldering fire, he cooked enough to last him for a few days.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
8  The reins, the halters, the blinkers, the degrading nosebags, were thrown on to the rubbish fire which was burning in the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
9  Snowball also threw on to the fire the ribbons with which the horses' manes and tails had usually been decorated on market days.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
10  When Boxer heard this he fetched the small straw hat which he wore in summer to keep the flies out of his ears, and flung it on to the fire with the rest.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter II
11  There were fifteen men, with half a dozen guns between them, and they opened fire as soon as they got within fifty yards.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
12  But, Sir Spaniel, there are some stars that--ahem--stay fixed; that shine, to put it in a nutshell, never so bright as by a sea-coal fire on a brisk morning.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
13  The usual sounds reverberated through the shell; Sands making up the fire; Candish stoking the boiler.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 13
14  Utterson reflected a little, looking in the fire.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE AT EASE
15  The hall, when they entered it, was brightly lighted up; the fire was built high; and about the hearth the whole of the servants, men and women, stood huddled together like a flock of sheep.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  He who plays with fire gets burned.
17  The whole horizon glowed with the light of the great fire.
18  A match will set fire to a large building.
19  A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.
20  Absence is to love what wind is to fire.
21  The police broke up the window nailed down and rescued the boy from the fire.
22  Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
23  There is no fire without smoke.
24  There is no smoke without fire.
25  The fire burned for eight hours before the fire crews could subdue it.
26  Police have set up an incident room as they begin to investigate this morning's fire.
27  Love is ever the beginning of knowledge as fire is of light.
28  There were police cars, fire engines, helicopters - oh yeah, and a naked woman.
29  The cause of the fire is not yet known.
30  Labour to keep alive in your breast that spark of celestial fire, called conscience.