The clothes that designer Stefano Pilati created for his final collection at YSL smoldered with audacity and dark sexuality.
But inner-city violence has smoldered for a long time, explains crime journalist Gavin Knight.
His anger was to be feared because it smoldered long, rather than because it exploded into quick violence.
This was the temperament that smoldered in him: the lurking flame that he had to live with daily.
An accidental death would certainly extinguish any volcanic fires that smoldered under Allaha.
He smoldered inside, and he laid it to the stir and bustle and noise.
Danny's Contrary fire, which had smoldered all day, showed brightly again.
"It'll fill dinner-pails and give babies mother's milk," said Sam, as he sat beside me and smoldered out over his crop.
Above the Big Hill the last ember of day smoldered against a green-blue infinity.
They have smoldered quietly in some places and had just begun to break through with a steady, even flame.
c.1300 (implied in smoldering), "to smother, suffocate," related to Middle Dutch smolen, Low German smelen, Flemish smoel "hot," from Proto-Germanic *smel-, *smul-. The intransitive meaning "burn and smoke without flame" is first recorded 1520s, fell from use 17c. (though smoldering persisted in poetry) and was revived 19c. Figurative sense "exist in a suppressed state; burn inwardly" is from 1810. Related: Smouldered; smolderingly. Middle English also had a noun smolder meaning "smoky vapor, a stifling smoke."