rekindle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rekindle arouse again "rekindle hopes","rekindle her love"
    • v rekindle kindle anew, as of a fire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Rekindle To kindle again.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rekindle To kindle again; set on fire anew.
    • rekindle To inflame again; rouse anew.
    • rekindle To take fire or be animated anew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rekindle rē-kin′dl to kindle again: to set on fire or arouse anew
    • v.i Rekindle to take fire anew
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Quotations

  • Albert Schweitzer
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    “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

Usage

In literature:

It begged imploringly that some man or woman might be sent, who would be able to rekindle the dying flame before it was utterly quenched.
"Skipper Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
For a time the ardor of Anjou was rekindled, and rapidly increased in intensity.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
But, as usual, her courage rekindled brighter for the check.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 7 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Pulling the latch over the door and stooping to rekindle the fire, many would have thought such an existence unbearably dull.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
When the bright beams of morning penetrated the little hut, Kathie awakened first, and rekindled the little fire.
"The Princess Idleways" by Mrs. W. J. Hayes
The story had slightly rekindled Archie's interest.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It was done completely; not a remnant of light in the wick could give hope to the rekindling breath.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Some were for rekindling the fire; but the wood was wet.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Ah, Dane, you cannot rekindle that fire.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
She had rekindled ambition in Lucy's heart in spite of her thieving brother.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
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In poetry:

Though silence be the meed of death
In dust of death a soul doth burn:
Poet, rekindled by thy breath,
Joy flames within her funeral urn.
"Inscriptions : III." by Thomas MacDonagh
When you are standing at your hero’s grave,
Or near some homeless village where he died,
Remember, through your heart’s rekindling pride,
The German soldiers who were loyal and brave.
"Reconciliation" by Siegfried Sassoon
We are tired of contest for what is our own,
We are sick of a strife that could never be done;
Thus our love has died out, and its altars are dark,
Not Prometheus's self could rekindle the spark.
"Farewell To Brother Jonathan" by Anonymous Americas
And next the "patriarch" who led
For nearly three-score years
Our "Sabbath school"--its worthy head--
Rekindled all our fears
By saying, with a smile benign,
"Since it's the fashion, I'll resign!"
"Without A Minister" by Hattie Howard
Friend of the wretched; smoother of the couch
Of pining hope; thy pitying form I know!
Where thro' the wakeful night,
By a dim taper's light,
Lies a pale youth, upon his pallet low,
Whose wan and woe-worn charms rekindle at thy touch.
"Zophiel - Invocation" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Calm is the eve, and nature's wasting strength
Is, by the gentle influence of repose,
Repair'd, rekindled;—with the morning's dawn,
As if new-born, the world awakes; and throws
The wearying burden of existence down,
When night invites to rest.
"Summer: Thursday Evening" by John Bowring

In news:

'Occupy' Eager to Rekindle Protest Movement.
Rekindle Your Passion for the Profession.
Now that debate, and its ethical implications, is being rekindled by the increasing use of helium hood kits.
5 Boise State, UNLV to rekindle old rivalry.
Samohi, Palisades rekindle Westside rivalry.
Obama out to rekindle 2008 magic.
Refreshed Skype Could Rekindle Acquisition Talk.
Charcoal ovens rekindle Nevada's mining history.
Giants' Osi Umenyiora vows to ' rekindle ' rivalry with Patriots' Matt Light.
The Politics of Gay Marriage: Biden Remarks Rekindle Culture War.
Trying to get Jamie to rekindle and old flame.
'Hogs' rekindle desire to reconnect.
Keystone Delay Helps Obama Rekindle Environmentalist Support.
Historic Pictures Help Rekindle Fire Department Toy Day Drive Of 1930's.
Pope Benedict XVI Believes Christianity Will Rekindle in Europe (1984).
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In science:

This in turn has rekindled interest in theoretical studies of magnetoconvection in order to understand the origin of these structures.
Structures in compressible magnetoconvection and the nature of umbral dots
This has evidently rekindled the semi-dormant interest in Ramanujan, kept alive by a small circle of practicing partitioners, into something like a post-critical flaming explosion of attention, and the rest is history − albeit very recent one, and the sub ject of this review.
And free lunch for all...
The interest of theorists was rekindled in 1995 by RBT’s success in probing individual superconducting grains.
Review: Superconductivity in ultrasmall metallic grains
As discussed by Cavaliere & Vittorini (1998, 2000) the data on quasar evolution can be interpreted in terms of fuelling of BHs during the formation of the host galaxy while, at later times, accretion is rekindled by interactions of the host galaxy with companions.
Formation of Spheroidal Galaxies: The Sub-MM View
More recently, a rekindling of interest in the topic has led to refined calculations 44,45 .
Phenomenology of cosmic ray air showers
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