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  • v. Simple past of burn.
  • v. Past participle of burn

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See burnt.
  • Burnished.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ruined by overcooking
  • adj. destroyed or badly damaged by fire
  • adj. treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point


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  • “Very well,” I said, rubbing the word burned onto my wrist.

    My Fair Succubi

  • I remembered the word burned into that heart at Fountain Square.

    Bleeding Violet

  • The word burned his mouth, but Vionne could think of no other.

    City of Glory

  • “Akrep,” spat the Aga Khan, as if the name burned in his mouth.


  • He had decided, the phrase burned with the implication that she had no say in the matter.

    The Lancaster Men

  • There be land out there with my name burned on it like a brand on a cow, and ain’t nobody keeping me from it.

    Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

  • I was nauseous for those two days, but not until day three did I start to lose it, mostly from my lower half, until the night of day three, when I vomited so hard my throat still burned from the acid the next night.

    Dead Bugs To The Rescue!

  • I hate when people think something they did not enjoy needs to be forgotten, not spoken about or burned from the human collective.

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  • The brutal years had reduced his meagre body to splintered wreckage, and yet the spark of life within burned brightly as ever.

    Chapter 25

  • We didn't do anything official for Summer Soltace, although I think getting sun burned is a fine tradition on a solar holiday.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot


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