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Definition a very intense and uncontrolled fire


a place that is hell-like (terribly hot or full of suffering)
  • The elevator door opened to reveal an inferno.
inferno = a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  • like a scene from Dante's "Inferno".
  • Then again—this was the second circle—it was like the Inferno—if neither he nor Mordred had really set the misery in motion, who had been the cause?
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The animals had fled just in time to save themselves from the inferno!
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • I had managed to resist, the inferno with a certain integrity, but when I felt so much support, I broke down.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • White-hot flames burst from his throat and chest and stomach, sweeping over his body like an inferno.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • A torch was thrown onto the bubbling pitch, and an orange pillar of greasy flames roared up in the opening, engulfing the Urgals in an inferno.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Then, after I discovered the inferno you were in, I got you assigned to my unit.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Especially when the elevator was silent and shut and the ninth floor was an inferno and the fire kept pouring in the windows.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Hurt Village had become an inferno of gangs and drugs and crime.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • The inferno blazed behind him and his face was covered in soot and blood.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • Jason didn't see how even fireproof Leo could survive in that inferno, but he had to hope.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Over the last month I had pulled a woman from a blazing inferno.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • It rages within, a campfire and then an inferno, and my body is its fuel.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Rage billowed in her chest, as if there were flames inside her that needed only fury and grief to blaze into an inferno.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Queen Alysanne and Lady of Silk, still locked together, were a ranging green inferno, drifting downriver and dragging pieces of Lady's Shame.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • After describing the inferno, the paper stated: "The fire broke out on ....
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • And here, in this inferno of luggage, was White Fang deserted by the master.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • 'If you and I have survived this inferno for over five years,' he replied, 'it's obviously God's will for us to live.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • Inevitably it was he whom I saw burning in the roaring inferno of eternal damnation.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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