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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ignite

ignite can be used as a verb

1.During this festival it was customary for shepherds to ignite a mass of straw, through which they rushed with their flocks, believing that this ordeal would purify them from sin. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
2.So, cutting the lashing of the waterproof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.A sudden light made them blink Gavroche had just managed to ignite one of those bits of cord dipped in resin which are called cellar rats. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.The light of nature was ignited in him. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Cratchit entered--flushed, but smiling proudly--with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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