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Word: firebrand

Definition: piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble


Sentences Containing 'firebrand'

After the fifteenth issue, dedicated to Palestine, "Souffles" underwent a major redesign, emerging as a new firebrand organ of leftist revolutionary group, Ila al-Amam.
Eastern Armenians who had to bathe in the night would scare away the evil occupants of the lake or pool by casting a fire-brand into it, and the man who was harassed by an obstinate evil spirit had no more strong method of getting rid of him than to strike fire out of a flint.
Her nephew was the firebrand writer, activist, and intellectual, Vine Deloria, Jr. Deloria had a stroke in 1970, dying the following year of pneumonia.
In English lexicon, the word "brand" originally meant anything hot or burning, such as a "firebrand", a burning stick.
The Freedom Fighters regrouped for a brief time, but soon called it quits again when Firebrand was killed in battle with the Silver Ghost. A fourth version of the team appeared as an auxiliary of the new Justice Society of America.
The liberal current that established itself through these figures, and the political dailies they established including "al-Qabas" ("The Firebrand") and "al-Ikha' al-Arabi" ("Arab Brotherhood"), greatly influenced Quwatli and other Arab youths at the time.
The University of South Carolina's history can be described in four distinct phases: a firebrand college (1801–1862), constant reorganization (1865–1891), college to university (1891–1944) and the state's university (1944–present).
Uncle Sam is portrayed as an almost Christ-like figure, returning from the dead, with the new Firebrand filling a John the Baptist role.
Uncle Sam, Firebrand, Doll Man, and Human Bomb refuse to go along with the plan and return to the Heartland.

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