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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsearingsear‧ing /ˈsɪərɪŋ $ ˈsɪr-/ adjective  1 HOTextremely hot the searing heat of the desert2 searing pain is severe and feels like a burn3 WORD, PHRASE, OR SENTENCEATTITUDEsearing words or attitudes criticize someone or something very strongly Adorno’s searing analysis of mass culture Emily felt a searing anger against her father.
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searingA searing beam of high-energy protons blistered the air.The heat of the day had been replaced by searing cold and the bus was nearly empty.the searing heat of the desertA searing pain exploded between her ears and she sank into blackness.It hurts me now to realize how much I numbed myself from the searing pains of those years.Her novel is a searing portrait of 1950s society.searing heatThe onlookers, blinded by the flash, burned by its searing heat, covered their eyes and cringed in terror.Without hesitation he started to walk towards them, despite the searing heat of the flames now only yards off.

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