Genyfer Spark, a California entrepreneur, describes how she triumphed over her searing past.
At 70 and nearly a decade after his infamous mug shot, Nick Nolte is getting Oscar buzz for his searing role in Warrior.
There was, for example, a searing monologue delivered by Jeff that served two purposes.
He reaches out for her--and feels a searing pain in his neck: Peyton Farquhar has reached the end of his rope.
The novel is a tautly paced thriller, but it also packs a searing satire of the much-ballyhooed modern world we live in.
Venturing a peep above the creek bank, a searing blast of heat struck her forehead and she could feel her hair curl.
The thought was hot in his heart as the searing touch of iron red from the fire.
He felt a hot, searing pain in his side, and he 241 reeled in the saddle from the shock.
He had none of the mockery which is so searing and blighting a thing to hot youth.
The air was still dry and searing and there was no shelter anywhere.
Old English searian (intransitive) "dry up, to wither," from Proto-Germanic *saurajan (cf. Middle Dutch soor "dry," Old High German soren "become dry"), from root of sear "dried up, withered" (see sere). Meaning "cause to wither" is from early 15c. Meaning "to brand, to burn by hot iron" is recorded from c.1400, originally especially of cauterizing wounds; figurative use is from 1580s. Related: Seared; searing.