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sear
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • A flame seemed to leap inside his chest, searing his throat.
  • Harry handed it over, panting, a searing pain in his chest, and waited.
  • He turned as Harry came skidding out on to the topmost stone step, panting hard, a searing stitch in his side.
  • Harry whispered with difficulty; he suddenly realised that he had a searing stitch in his chest.
  • "Nothin Dumbledore won’ be able to put righ’ ." Harry felt a searing pain in his stomach at the sound of the name.

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  • She seared the steak.
  • seared tuna

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