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smoulder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsmouldersmoul‧der British English, smolder American English /ˈsməʊldə $ ˈsmoʊldər/ verb [intransitive]  1 BURNif something such as wood smoulders, it burns slowly without a flamesee thesaurus at burn2 STRONG FEELING OR BELIEF literary if someone smoulders, or if their feelings smoulder, they have strong feelings that they do not fully express He sensed a smouldering hostility towards him.smoulder with She had spent the evening smouldering with resentment.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
smoulderThe fire in the chemical factory was so intense that it was still smouldering a week later.Two-year-old Bethany Hudson's alarm started to smoulder and smoke as she lay in her cot.In areas of shallow coal seams and dried out peat deposits, fires can smoulder below ground level for years.Oh, two rugs on the stone floor were smouldering but the fire was contained.The slow burn of resentment smouldered inside her.In plates around the room were fortune cookies, srnall Buddhas and smouldering joss sticks.They're less impressive as they smoulder, marmalade-like, over a pair of kohl-black eyebrows.My boots and feet were smouldering when they found me.Then he noticed the dark eyes, smouldering with hate at him from beneath tangled strands of black hair.
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Verb table
smoulder (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysmoulder (BrE)
he, she, itsmoulders (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysmouldered (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave smouldered
he, she, ithas smouldered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad smouldered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill smoulder
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have smouldered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam smouldering
he, she, itis smouldering
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you, we, theyare smouldering
Past
I, he, she, itwas smouldering
you, we, theywere smouldering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been smouldering
he, she, ithas been smouldering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been smouldering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be smouldering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been smouldering
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