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  • The landscape was an aching, eye-hurting desolation.

    Chapter 12

  • It reflected the midday sun with a bright eye-hurting intensity.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • Intricate, eye-hurting symbols were chalked over every available surface, and black-flamed candles burned at the five cardinal points.

    The Chaos Gate

  • Against one wall was a hi-fi unit, and over the fireplace, a picture of a mountain scene painted by an amateur, all eye-hurting colours and peculiar perspective.

    Death of a Charming Man

  • Reds and yellows that swirled together in eye-hurting combinations, screaming, clashing pinks and yellow-greens-and the intensity was somehow too much; a fluctuating, pulsing brightness, as if they were burning themselves out with every heartbeat.

    Born To Run

  • Fssa burned beneath his green illusion until he became an eye-hurting incandescence that was a Fssireeme at near-normal body temperature.

    Dancer's Illusion

  • One of those who had gone aboard had in his hand what looked like a square box which the downing sun caught and awoke into an eye-hurting burst of light.

    Flight in Yiktor

  • They should have delighted the soul of Sir Henry Simmerson, for everything that could be polished had been burnished to an eye-hurting intensity, whether of leather, or bronze, silver or gold.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • The magnified flame was eye-hurting violet, and it fanned out like a rocket firing in vacuum.

    The Ringworld Engineers

  • The figures were published in the UK Film Council's annual statistical yearbook, a mammoth, eye-hurting publication that is nevertheless packed full of interesting data on film trends, showing that cinema-going appears to be bucking the recession. available in full online.

    The Guardian World News

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