What does the word burning mean?

  • A disease mentioned by old historians, from which authors have unsuccessfully endeavoured to demonstrate the antiquity of syphilis. -Parr.

Usage examples for burning

  1. The grass was burning on all the hillsides, and as I went still farther up, I could hear the voices of the natives, and I felt pretty sure of finding water. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. I went from hour to hour as though in a burning fever. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Father's house is burning! – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  4. For the question of what to wear had been a burning one. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  5. I'm burning up like a candle, I'm wasting away because of love and pity for you, and yet I haven't once heard a kind word from you. – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky

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