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 TwainGet 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 DumasGet 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 HugoGet 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 HawthorneGet 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 MitcheGet 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 LawrenceGet Context In Chapter 16