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Use "aflame" in a sentence
"While "aflame" could have been a slur... it could also refer to the geek term "flame" which is when a person or company is bashed on a forum/blog/chatroom in a very harsh, mean way."
"Maybe "aflame" seemed to contain a slur against gays, but that doesn't explain replacing the strong verb "caved" with the weak "given in.""
"Evening Standard, the financial district is "aflame" with the idea, being loudly repeated by well-informed "gossips.""