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‘Fire’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Fire’ as a noun.


“Now, then, draw nearer to the fire,” she continued.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


Then they put half a scuttle of coal on the fire and went out.

From ‘The Phoenix and the Carpet’, by Edith Nesbit.


To the right was the timber-yard which had been the scene of the fire.

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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“I am not on such terms with my relatives as would justify me in asking favours of them.”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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