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(past & past part. smoldered or smouldered; pres. part. smoldering or smouldering)
Have strong suppressed feelings.  Synonym: smolder.
Burn slowly and without a flame.  Synonym: smolder.

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"Smoulder" Quotes from Famous Books

... to be there, but one and all spoke in whispers as we looked round at the buildings about, to see in one of a row of houses that there were lights, and in a big stone building similar to ours the faint glow of a fire left to smoulder till the morning. But look which way we would, there was not a soul ...
— Patience Wins - War in the Works • George Manville Fenn

... was occurring to harden northern hostility to slavery into resolute hatred, a fire which might smoulder long but could not die out. The fugitive slave law for the rendition of runaways found in free States operated cruelly at best, and was continually abused to kidnap free blacks. The owner or his attorney or agent could seize ...
— History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6) • E. Benjamin Andrews

... of these blazing sentimentalists want to release our Huns. But I've put my foot on it; they won't get free till they're out of this country and back in their precious Germany." And I saw the familiar spark and smoulder ...
— Tatterdemalion • John Galsworthy

Words linked to "Smoulder" :   experience, burn, feel, fire, combust

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