Usage examples for wildfire

  1. Was doing a wildfire business. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  2. Young Smidovich, then a fourth- year student, asked to be sent immediately to a province in the East, where the epidemic was spreading like wildfire. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  3. Quick as wildfire spread the rumour of this mad idea. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  4. He has not much of a voice, but when he sings his compositions he makes them so charming that they sell like wildfire. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  5. How long he slept he knew not; but he was aroused at length by a movement of Wildfire. – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  6. This medical opinion that the cause of the Dauphin's and the Dauphine's death was poison, soon spread like wildfire over the Court and the city. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  7. And this cry spread like wildfire through all the streets, over all the public squares; it resounded from every window, and even from the tops of the houses. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  8. The news of his return spread like wildfire through all that part of the country. – The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves by Tobias Smollett
  9. " There's more consolation than that," said Foster, " for we're spreading the thing like wildfire among the natives. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  10. Wildfire and I can ride through and ride down anything! – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  11. Nor did the news pass from house to house like wildfire. – The Story of a New York House by Henry Cuyler Bunner
  12. Their charges were carried before the justices of the peace and were the beginning of a panic which spread like wildfire over the county. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  13. No, not entirely the wheat, although the news of your generosity spread like wildfire through all classes of society, and served to open the hearts of the peasants toward America as they are opened toward no other country in the world. – Abroad with the Jimmies by Lilian Bell
  14. The idea spread like wildfire. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner
  15. The noise ran like wildfire along the hills: before echo could overtake it, a low rumbling followed, and then the brisker crackling again. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch