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sear
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
burn the surface with intense heat; or burn something unpleasant into memory
  • I was burning, seared by the tears on my cheeks.
  • It already felt like a second, searing death to watch the broadcasts each night, to hear the voices of supporters camping out near the prison, who brought their sick children and their dying partners along to be healed.

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