Usage examples for sear

  1. But every thought of the one woman whose image was forever before him could sear and lacerate his heart almost beyond endurance. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. Sear one side, turn and sear other side. – The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes by Lewis Webb Hill Rena S. Eckman
  3. We were accompanied by our five hounds, namely, Bran, Sceoluing, Sear Dubh, Luath Luachar, and Anuaill. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  4. I am beginning to turn toward the sear and yellow leaf, as Shakespeare puts it." – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  5. He covered her face, her throat, her arms, her hands, with kisses that burned her through and through, seeming to sear her very soul. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  6. I thought that by dint of great stress and labour I might work my chair beside the flame and sear through some or other of my bonds. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  7. But in that instant I had seen, upon the gray flesh, a thin sear turned red. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  8. Tradition whispered, at the firesides of the village, that Mother Ann had been compelled to sear his heart of flesh with a red- hot iron before it could be purified from earthly passions. – From-Twice-Told-Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel
  9. There was a sudden, blinding burst of flame, a wave of scorching heat that seemed to sear into Dale's very soul. – Under Boy Scout Colors by Joseph Bushnell Ames
  10. Meantime, neo- Hebraic poetry had " fallen into the sear, the yellow leaf." – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  11. He clung to her with strange, nervous tenacity; the paper which he held in one hand seemed to sear his fingers as with a branding- iron. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  12. These soveraign leaves thou left'st us are become Sear clothes against all Times infection. – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  13. It is not you that accuse me, but the pure eyes of these two innocent girls- the unspoken reproach of that broken, white- haired woman who sits in silence up- stairs- those fling the charge into my face- sear it into my very soul- every minute of the day and night. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  14. " Better sear that, too," said his wife, reaching for Jonah's cigarette. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  15. 2. Yet still, this fond bosom regrets whilst adoring, That love like the leaf, must fall into the sear, That age will come on, when remembrance deploring, Contemplates the scenes of her youth, with a tear. – Fugitive Pieces by George Gordon Noel Byron
  16. Sear the cakes; then reduce the temperature to finish cooking. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  17. Then she questioned him of the bridal, of Arthur, and even of Anna's dress, her manner evincing that the old wound had healed and nothing but a sear remained to tell where it had been. – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  18. And when the last roses were gone and the honeysuckle vines had ceased to send forth their breath of fragrance, and leaves turned sear, and the winds blew harsh from the sea, Dolly and Mrs. Copley made themselves all the snugger in the cottage; and knitting and reading was carried on in the glow of a good fire that filled all their little room with brightness. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner