Heathcliff, with his smoldering moodiness, is the original bad boy.
Sculpted, smoldering, and defiant, he is first presented as the natural enemy of Bohannon, a former slave owner.
Instead, Palin chose to throw kerosene on the embers of a smoldering national controversy.
The escort site Cowboys4Angels peddles chiseled, hot-bodied men and their smoldering model looks to women willing to pay.
But I would have this recurring dream in which I would cast a smoldering look and would hear giggles coming back at me.
The accursed thing had sprung out of the smoldering floor without warning.
He pushed a smoldering log with his foot toward the remnants of the embers.
The evening wore away and Dr. and Mrs. Nesbit were alone by the ashes in the smoldering fire in the grate.
His eyes seemed to be smoldering like embers just ready to blaze.
He was preparing dinner, the preliminary step being a stirring of the smoldering camp-fire, which gave forth the tell-tale smoke.
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."