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sear
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • He kept drifting to the rear of the schoolhouse, again and again, to sear his eyeballs with the hateful spectacle there.
  • No—better still, he would join the Indians, and hunt buffaloes and go on the warpath in the mountain ranges and the trackless great plains of the Far West, and away in the future come back a great chief, bristling with feathers, hideous with paint, and prance into Sunday-school, some drowsy summer morning, with a bloodcurdling war-whoop, and sear the eyeballs of all his companions with unappeasable envy.

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  • She seared the steak.
  • seared tuna

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