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Synonyms for burning

pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

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a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

execution by electricity

a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

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of immediate import

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Men who entered from the street felt it immediately, and in response to their queries the barkeepers nodded at the back room, and said comprehensively, "Burning Daylight's on the tear." And the men who entered remained, and kept the barkeepers busy.
Few men knew Elam Harnish by any other name than Burning Daylight, the name which had been given him in the early days in the land because of his habit of routing his comrades out of their blankets with the complaint that daylight was burning.
"Burning Daylight's burning candlelight," laughed Dan MacDonald, as an outburst of exclamations and merriment came from the dancers.
The river, still dark and mysterious, was spanned by bridges that were turning coldly grey, with here and there at top a warm touch from the burning in the sky.
I could not dress myself without help, but I made up the fire, which was still burning, and got some coffee ready for them.
La approached with upraised knife, her face turned toward the rising sun and upon her lips a prayer to the burning deity of her people.
She saw upon the altar the only creature that ever had aroused the fires of love within her virgin breast; she saw the beast-faced fanatic who would one day be her mate, unless she found another less repulsive, standing with the burning torch ready to ignite the pyre; yet with all her mad passion for the ape-man she would give the word to apply the flame if Tarzan's final answer was unsatisfactory.
the same instant, with no lapse or interval between!--he and his son were being passed from hand to hand, through the dense crowd in the street, and were glancing backward at a burning pile which some one said was Newgate.
It would have been strange enough, a man's enjoying himself in this quiet manner, while the prison was burning, and such a tumult was cleaving the air, though he had been outside the walls.
While the prophetic action built on the pioneering protest of Catholic Workers during civil defense drills, Catholic draft card burnings in the 1960s transcended the symbolic nature of McCarthy-era Catholic Worker civil disobedience.
That cross burning is highly repugnant, invoking extreme intimidation and fear to millions of Americans, the Supreme Court is in full agreement.
Congress, the states and citizens now must discern the difference between a highly provocative act such as burning an American flag, which the court has said is an exercise of free-speech rights, and burning a cross, which the court has now ruled may be prohibited by law.