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sear
used in Middlemarch

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burn the surface with intense heat; or burn something unpleasant into memory
  • "I can't wait to-day," said Will, inwardly seared by the possibility that Mr. Casaubon would enter.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (44% in)

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