Examples of tinderbox in a Sentence
That old house is really a tinderbox.
the city has been a tinderbox ever since racial profiling became an issue
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The lineup swarmed Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks, their nemesis from last October, with homers by Andre Ethier and Chris Taylor, then milked two runs out of Joe Maddon’s tinderbox bullpen in the eighth.
There are low-lying areas that are flood-prone and drought could turn its forests into tinderboxes, but a more recent example involves resource management and the fight over high-capacity wells in central Wisconsin.
This dynamic created a tinderbox that was primed to go up in flames, said Susan Jane Brown, an environmental attorney with the Western Environmental Law Center.
Most memorably, classmates say, Mr. Miller established a reputation for barreling eagerly toward racial tinderboxes, leaving some to wonder whether his words were meant to be menacing or hammy.
Scholar Robert Litwak agrees—but also invokes 1914 Europe and the tinderbox that sparked a world war.
Southeast Asia's tinderbox | Violence that’s forced almost 400,000 Muslim refugees to flee Myanmar - and fueled criticism of the country’s Nobel laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi - is threatening to also deepen sectarian tensions across the region.
The situation underscores the tinderbox nature of the stalemate in Israel and the Palestinian territories as peace talks remain stalled, and marks Mr. Greenblatt’s first major diplomatic test.
Part of it was the build-up of small trees, shrubs, and other flammable debris that turned some communities into tinderboxes – a result of 100 years of fire suppression.
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