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flame with (an emotion)

Of the eyes, to seem to convey a particular feeling or emotion with intensity. Callie's eyes flamed with anger when I accused her of cheating on the test. Of course John's interested in you—his eyes are practically flaming with desire every time he looks at you.
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flame with anger

 and flame with resentment; flame with lust; flame with vengeance
Fig. [for someone's eyes] to "blaze" or seem to communicate a particular quality or excitement, usually a negative feeling. His eyes flamed with resentment when he heard Sally's good news. Her eyes flamed with hatred.
See also: anger, flame
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Once you've identified the source of your resentment, it's usually a good idea to speak up respectfully if something needs to change (there are exceptions, of course).
Beginning with a brief background orientation in the first section about the Oromo and their country, Oromia, this study is an attempt to cast light on the nature of Oromo social resentment from an Oromo perspective.
Although there is no consensus on the psychological definition of forgiveness, agreement has emerged that forgiveness is the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offence, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution.
The killing of one worker and injuring of ten at a Mazda plant in Ujina, Japan, this morning takes place against a backdrop of simmering resentment among temporary workers in Japan.
It takes a lot to upset me and I can't bear resentments. It's a waste of time," he said.
Presidents who have carried around deep ethnic or class resentments, on the other hand, have often been undone by those feelings--think LBd, Nixon, and now George W.
His revolt was triggered by an unjust verdict in a land claim, which finally ignited the smouldering resentment in the Welsh at the way they were treated by the English.
Whatever precursors you might find in the McCarthy era and elsewhere, his Great Backlash begins with George Wallace's crusade against the "pointy-headed intellectuals" and Spiro Agnew's war on the "effete corps of impudent snobs." It encompasses the labor Democrats who supported Reagan in the '80s, and it now includes any Republican whose rhetoric evokes resentment of the coastal elites.
The Irish settlers are particularly abused and disdained by the English, and resentments run high.
Or have more deep-seated resentments built up over time?
After all, an infusion of goodwill should work better than ping-ponging resentments. Convinced, John fills in the five compartments of his Step 2 worksheet on preparing for a difficult conversation-as follows.
in the region's fractious and frequently bloody quarrels, and will likely engender resentments and animosities, giving birth to further terrorist attacks on Americans.
We can say, however, that along with the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber there emerged a structure of institutionalized courtly jealousy that anticipates the resentments depicted in Edward II: minions seem to be running the state based only on their access to the king in his most private "nook." And if nothing else, this commentary demonstrates how resentment of the minions focuses on physical contact and political indecorum, a combination that anticipates the sexually explicit criticism of James's intimates which has survived.
Today's Oprah world is like one vast AA meeting where people with nothing to say can go on about their resentments and sufferings.