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sear
used in Running in the Family

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Definition
burn the surface with intense heat; or burn something unpleasant into memory
  • Tense, not wanting to move as the heat gradually left me, as the sweat evaporated and I became conscious again of brittle air outside the windows searing and howling through the streets and over the frozen cars hunched like sheep all the way down towards Lake Ontario.
    p. 21.9
  • He walked down Galle Road and ate a meal at a Muslim restaurant, sitting alone in one of the frail wooden booths, the food so hot it would sear back the drunkenness and sleepiness, and then got into his car.
    p. 186.8

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