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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A lighted coal. Also: Slowly cooling emotions, memories, ideas, or responses from past experience that are still capable of being enlivened.

Usage examples (34)
  • After the celebration folks would take embers from the bonfire to their homes to relight the fires in their own hearths.
  • He had taken a shovelful of embers from the fire, and now he tossed them at her so that she had to dance about to escape the sparks.
  • Save the prunings for a welcome bonfire and enjoy the end of the day with chestnuts in embers and the last of the season's potatoes.
  • You need to stay out in the wood for about 3 years Brian … writing only with the burnt embers from the fires you build to keep warm. for more
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