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sear
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
burn the surface with intense heat; or burn something unpleasant into memory
  • It had been midsummer and the plains looked seared, what grass there was, brown and brittle.
    Chapters 54-55 (10% in)
  • The men's sweaty clothes were burned right off them, and their scraggly beards seared.
    Chapters 70-71 (95% in)
  • So Captain Call turned back down the rivers, cut by the quirt of Clara's contempt and seared with the burn of his own regret.
    Chapters 101-102 (39% in)

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