It is not a seared conscience that's lost all sensitivity.
But suddenly the dimples ceased, for they were produced by the perch, which the noise of my oars had seared into the depths, and I saw their schools dimly disappearing; so I spent a dry afternoon after all.
I surely may accept their morbid invitation and although seared by the flames of eternal damnation, I'll at least be free from the anguish and heartache of this abominable life.
He tore into her neck, and agony seared straight through her.
She screamed again in agony as pain seared through her shoulder.
He failed to make the cryptic words in any way friendly, and the cold glare seared through her.