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[burnt-out] /ˈbɜrntˈaʊt/
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When the Gods entered his dwelling they found only the burnt-out fire.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • He was not white, as the dead are said to be: no, he was as black as a coal—a burnt-out coal.

    The Sand-Hills of Jutland Hans Christian Andersen
  • True poetry, the best of it, is but the ashes of a burnt-out passion.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • And that was all; that and the burnt-out blue of the sky and the steady shimmer of the heat.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • The circling darknesses are opaque to us,—like burnt-out suns.

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