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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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burn the surface with intense heat; or burn something unpleasant into memory
  • He knew then, and he was gripped by a pain as gritty and searing as the hot sand beneath his feet.
    p. 193.6
  • And then suddenly the knowledge was hers, irrevocable, searing: all those years of silence, when he would not speak of their lost daughter, David had been keeping this record of her absence.
    p. 364.7

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