Quotes containing word "fire"

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Sell also: ardor, ardour, arouse, attack, blast, burn, discharge, dismiss, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fervor, fervour, firing, flack, flak, flame, flaming, fuel, kindle, provoke, raise, sack, terminate

Definitions and meanings of word "fire"

• Noun: the event of something burning (often destructive); example: "they lost everything in the fire"

• Noun: the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; example: "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

• Noun: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; examples: "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes", "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"

• Noun: a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; example: "they sat by the fire and talked"

• Noun: intense adverse criticism; examples: "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party", "the government has come under attack", "don't give me any flak"

• Noun: feelings of great warmth and intensity; example: "he spoke with great ardor"

• Noun: once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)

• Noun: a severe trial; example: "he went through fire and damnation"

• Verb: start firing a weapon

• Verb: cause to go off; examples: "fire a gun", "fire a bullet"

• Verb: bake in a kiln so as to harden; example: "fire pottery"

• Verb: terminate the employment of; examples: "The boss fired his secretary today", "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

• Verb: go off or discharge; example: "The gun fired"

• Verb: drive out or away by or as if by fire; examples: "The soldiers were fired", "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

• Verb: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); examples: "arouse pity", "raise a smile", "evoke sympathy"

• Verb: destroy by fire; example: "They burned the house and his diaries"

• Verb: provide with fuel; example: "Oil fires the furnace"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "fire"

Harry Houdini
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Tuesday 24 March 1874 - Sunday 31 October 1926
Bobby Flay
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Born Friday 9 October 1964
Sun Myung Moon
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Korean Leader, Clergyman
Tuesday 6 January 1920 - Monday 3 September 2012
George Carlin
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American Writer, Critic, Author, Actor, Comedian
Wednesday 12 May 1937 - Sunday 22 June 2008
Mitch Hedberg
one quote about fire
American Comedian
Saturday 24 February 1968 - Wednesday 30 March 2005
Washington Irving
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American Writer, Historian, Author
Thursday 3 April 1783 - Monday 28 November 1859
John Newcombe
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Born Tuesday 23 May 1944
Roger Bacon
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English Philosopher
1214 - 1294
Tennessee Williams
one quote about fire
American Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Sunday 26 March 1911 - Friday 25 February 1983
William Shakespeare
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Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
Joshua Chamberlain
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American Soldier
Monday 8 September 1828 - Tuesday 24 February 1914
Buffalo Bill
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American Celebrity, Soldier
Thursday 26 February 1846 - Wednesday 10 January 1917

So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way.

John Newcombe

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If there is illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters from outside? God has sent me to America in the role of a doctor, in the role of a fire fighter.

Sun Myung Moon

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For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.

Roger Bacon

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I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

Mitch Hedberg

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We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.

Tennessee Williams

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I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles, wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances. I've always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters.

Delta Burke

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Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.

Henry Miller

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People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Abigail Van Buren

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You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.

Bob Nelson

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So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.

George Orwell

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Terry Pratchett

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Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.

Mark Twain

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Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.

Bono

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I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.' In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

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In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.

Charles Kendall Adams

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I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it's much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire.

Bobby Flay

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As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

William Shakespeare

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As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet.

John Keble

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Most of the time, I grill over high heat. I like things to move fast. I like the sound and smell of a very hot fire. I gravitate towards dishes that you can get on and off the grill as quickly as possible. After a while, you'll know without thinking about it how hot the fire is.

Bobby Flay

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