verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM searun·seared, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sear
Just as she is about to uncover a burning secret her family wants to keep hidden, a traumatic incident strains the town’s already searing racial tensions.
Pat your meat as dry as you can before cooking to limit the amount of splattering while you sear.Find out why Anthony Bourdain’s boeuf bourguignon is one of our most popular recipes ever|Becky Krystal|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
When braising an animal protein, the first step is almost always to sear it in a hot skillet until nicely browned all over to start building flavor.How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors|Aaron Hutcherson|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
The new menu from award-winning chef Mark Levy is revamped and approachable with an Eastern Shore lump crab cake, seared Maine scallops, and an autumn pork chop with grilled apples and bacon dressing.Escape (safely) to Baltimore’s luxurious Ivy Hotel|Kevin Naff|December 4, 2020|Washington Blade
They are variously loud, meditative, dramatic, witty, sexy, searing, and elegiac.
Vlad was the searing example he needed to drive that point home.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays?|Kevin Fallon|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While shooting Syriana, he injured the base of the neck, leaving him in searing pain.
I cupped my searing left cheek in my hand as I sobbed, muffling my mouth with the other so not to wake my daughter.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Roosevelt had also stood with grace and courage against some of the most searing attacks aimed at anyone in public life.
But abruptly he halted, a sudden thought searing its way through his brain.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
They turned left, almost running in the teeth of that searing blast.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
A crackling, searing bolt of blue-white energy leaped out of the tip of his index finger in a pencil-thin beam.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
A searing white light seemed to explode before him; then blackness came and he knew no more.
Such a soul-searing flame of hate went through Alurna that her heart seemed to wither in its heat.