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 Meanings and Examples of SEAR
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sear
 v.  make very hot and dry; become superficially burned
Classic Sentence:
1  He kept drifting to the rear of the schoolhouse, again and again, to sear his eyeballs with the hateful spectacle there.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  Alas," said Monte Cristo, "your words sear and embitter my heart, the more so as you have every reason to hate me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
3  He contemplated that gigantic sear which stamped heroism on that countenance upon which God had imprinted goodness.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—END OF THE BRIGAND
4  And we must needs say it seared Hester's bosom so deeply, that perhaps there was more truth in the rumour than our modern incredulity may be inclined to admit.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
5  A glare brighter than a dozen suns dazzled their eyes, scorching heat seared their skins and the roaring, cracking and crashing beat upon their ears in painful waves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  It was sensuality sharp and searing as fire, burning the soul to tinder.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Example Sentence:
1  Accidentally brushing against the hot grill, I sear my hand badly.
2  The heat from the explosion seared their hands and faces.
3  The image was seared into his brain.
4  Grass fires have seared the land near the farming village of Basekhai.
5  “12 Years a Slave,” a searing period drama that confronted moviegoers anew with the cruelties of American slavery, won best picture at the 86th Academy Awards.
6  The tumultuous Cultural Revolution was chiefly responsible for the searing desire for change in China.