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Enkindle

verb
(past & past part. enkindled; pres. part. enkindling)
1.
Cause to start burning.  Synonyms: conflagrate, inflame, kindle.
2.
Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).  Synonyms: arouse, elicit, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise.  "Raise a smile" , "Evoke sympathy"






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"Enkindle" Quotes from Famous Books



... all its sympathies. For all shadow of aid or sympathy here, she finds herself as utterly alone as if she were in a trackless and uninhabited desert. Nay, more: he who sits by her side is as cold and dead to all sensations or emotions that art can enkindle, as the glorious marbles amid which they wander. Soon she finds herself relegated to the society and fellowship of her maid; her husband is less to her, is incapable of being other than less, amid those transcendant treasures of architecture, ...
— The Ethics of George Eliot's Works • John Crombie Brown

... great man,— when heaven vouchsafes so rare a gift,—is not a temporary flame, burning bright for awhile, and then expiring, giving place to returning darkness. It is rather a spark of fervent heat, as well as radiant light, with power to enkindle the common mass of human mind; so that, when it glimmers in its own decay, and finally goes out in death, no night follows; but it leaves the world all light, all on fire, from the potent ...
— The Evolution of Expression Vol. I • Charles Wesley Emerson

... a Man of another species, favored to the detriment of the rest, a universal creditor and paid to do nothing, grazes over all the ground and feeds on all the products. Let the opportunity come to enkindle all this covetousness, and the rent-roll will burn, and with it the turret, and ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6) - The Ancient Regime • Hippolyte A. Taine

... popular author. To those who have never tried to realize the working of divine grace in the hearts of the pure and virtuous, Gerald Griffin would now seem to have nothing more to wish for, no unacquired honor to enkindle a new aspiration, no need of money to compel him once more to write for a living. The wisdom of advanced years, and a religious discernment guided by the spirit of God, and becoming more devotional day by day, began at last to discover the ...
— Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886 • Various



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