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scathing
used in This Side of Paradise

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to severely harm — especially by fire or through criticism
  • He was ashamed of the fact that very simple and honest people usually distrusted him; that he had been cruel, often, to those who had sunk their personalities in him—several girls, and a man here and there through college, that he had been an evil influence on; people who had followed him here and there into mental adventures from which he alone rebounded unscathed.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (25% in)

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