–verb (used with object)
1. to sacrifice.
2. to kill as a sacrificial victim, as by fire; offer in sacrifice.
3. to destroy by fire.
A movie that opens with Louis XIII dressed as Botticelli's Venus, emerging from a half shell in a court tableau (to throw Tiny Tim kisses to his audience), is obviously a movie less interested in coherent thought than in spectacle.
This includes crucifixion fantasies, in which Sister Jeanne of the Angels, Grandier's chief accuser, sees herself licking the blood off Christ's (Grandier's) hands, exorcism by enema, tortures, vomiting, and the final immolation.
a destructive fire, usually an extensive one
A conflagration destroyed [Chicago].
Bean has built a [bonfire] of contradictions and the ensuing [conflagration] illuminates a bit of the world.
which seems like an invitation for a sackrace to the [nearest] crematorium.
You know , if we were living in India... you could have burned your fiance on a pyre in the village square for even hinting at what she did to you, to this day.
poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
Plus, I’m really proud of this film and am so [stoked] to be in it.
Toward the end, Miss Lebrun has one long [drizzling] aria of remorse—about the futility of sex without love.
a light, brief shower of snow or gust of wind, fluster
Dominating the screen in a [flurry] of aggressive method acting, Gallo makes no attempt to make his hateful loser of a protagonist the least bit sympathetic
We received an avalanche of [inquiries]
She was avalanched with [invitations]
There was a blizzard of [emails] going back and forth.
In the [snow] and [slush] of New Jersey
TJ set the trailer on fire. He didn't mean to, but the pipes froze, so he took out that damn torch, which I told him not to touch when I wasn't there, and he thawed them out.