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 Meanings and Examples of INCENDIARY
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incendiary
 n.  arsonist; bomb that is designed to start fires
Classic Sentence:
1  Though Tushin's guns had been intended to cannonade the valley, he was firing incendiary balls at the village of Schon Grabern visible just opposite, in front of which large masses of French were advancing.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVII
2  "Ah, he looks very much like an incendiary," remarked the officer.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIV
3  The sun had now got far to the west of south and stood directly in her face, like some merciless incendiary, brand in hand, waiting to consume her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
4  Henceforth, it is apt at all roles, it is made suspicious by the counterfeiter, covered with verdigris by the forger, blacked by the soot of the incendiary; and the murderer applies its rouge.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—ORIGIN
5  With regard to legal matters, immediately after the fires he gave orders to find and execute the incendiaries.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
6  With regard to legal matters, after the execution of the supposed incendiaries the rest of Moscow burned down.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
7  They were bandits, counterfeiters, poisoners, incendiaries, murderers, parricides.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
Example Sentence:
1  The fire spread in such an unusual manner that the fire department chiefs were certain that it had been set by an incendiary.