Definitions of Searing

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Usage examples for Searing

  1. Later she would wander slowly back through the searing midday heat, puzzling over the new language called Spanish she was learning, and the strange teachings of the Christians. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  2. 3. Burning- the burning of young girls by pressing lighted cigarettes against their tender parts, and the burning of men, women and children by searing their bodies with hot irons. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  3. I am pretty adept at " going through" a man; and while in the present instance it required but a few moments to satisfy myself that Maillot could not have the gem, I was all the while acutely sensible of a little foot tapping nervously beneath the table and an angry look searing my offending back. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  4. Lucas demanded again, the heavy lines of hatred and jealousy searing his face. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  5. Passed out and fell back into them from a searing chaos of light, chaotic tumult. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  6. And tho' they lacked not fire and skill, they had not my lady's dash and daring to follow over field and fallow, stream and searing, and be in at the death with heightened colour, but never a look away. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. We pressed, the three of us, against the side of the pony, burying our faces in its shaggy coat, striving to hide our eyes from the radiance which, strain closely as we might, seemed to pierce through the body of the little beast, through our own heads, searing the sight. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  8. It seemed as if the very breath of her lungs had been diverted to her heart, where it became tissue- searing flame. – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  9. That hot searing flame had come so close ... – The Double Spy by Dan T. Moore
  10. Andy's head snapped up, heated words searing towards his lips. – The Plague by Teddy Keller
  11. That invisible, searing iron! – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  12. The reason broad- leaved evergreens are such a hard class to bring through the winter in good condition is because the sun shines upon their foliage while it is frozen, blistering, and searing it. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  13. They were now searing the atmosphere at a height of nearly two miles, and the car was flying on a firm and even keel. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  14. The waning moon came up at last, behind a distant line of trees on the Charente side, lighting up with a silver lining the towering clouds of the storm, which was still travelling eastward, leaving in its wake battered vines and ruined crops, searing the face of the land as with a hot iron. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. The knot in Hawksworth's stomach was like a searing ball of fire. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  16. The men sprang at him as he opened the door; as he slammed it close a sword- point pierced the thin panel and bit like a searing iron into his shoulder. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  17. His face was burning, the flames searing his flesh. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin
  18. Three times the nosebag was applied to Hunsa, like the black cap over the head of a condemned murderer, and the last time, rolling on the floor in agony, his lungs on fire, his throat choked, his eyes searing like hot coals, he gasped that he would confess if his life were spared. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  19. It is soul searing. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  20. Sharp, brown- tasting, acid- burning, eye- searing, nose- stinging! – Brown John's Body by Winston Marks