Usage examples for sear

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. We were accompanied by our five hounds, namely, Bran, Sceoluing, Sear Dubh, Luath Luachar, and Anuaill. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  4. 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