They had existed beside us, beneath us rather, flaring up like brushfire since the first humanoids left the trees.
Perhaps I should be more understanding, now that my own hoarding tendencies are flaring up.
Crime is on the rise and tensions throughout the city are flaring.
Tensions with Israel are flaring again as pro-Palestinian activists prepare to send more aid ships to Gaza.
Any man who successfully manages a harem knows he must be on the lookout for such resentments, and prevent them from flaring up.
Its edges are beveled so that it fits into the flaring or beveled end of the chamber with the utmost nicety.
The sun has now withdrawn his splendid lustre, and his flaring beams.
When he awoke in the morning they were already at work again, flaring at intervals down there on the eastern horizon.
Then he called to one of the men-at-arms who stood by with a flaring torch.
Far away and away, flashing out, flaring up, were fires crawling like snakes—last year's grass being burned.
mid-16c., originally "spread out" (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Dutch vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The notion of "spreading out in display" is behind the notion of "spreading gradually outward" (1640s). Flare-up "a sudden burst" is from 1837.
"bright, unsteady light," 1814, from flare (v.), which led to the sense of "signal fire" (1883). Flares "flared trousers" is from 1964.
An area of redness on the skin surrounding the primary site of infection or irritation.