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Brand or imprint (something) with an image by burning:‘designs are burnt into the skin’figurative ‘a childhood incident that was burnt into her memory’
- ‘I was aware of a strange sense of wanting to prolong this moment and of concentrating on every second of it, in an attempt to burn it into my memory forever.’
- ‘My visions were always accompanied by mind - numbing pain, which burnt the image into my mind's eye.’
- ‘Other efforts to burn an image into consumers' psyche is last year's rollout of Bolivar, named for South American liberator Simon Bolivar.’
- ‘The TV series ‘Baretta’ made Robert Blake a household name and burned his tough-guy image into the public's brain.’
- ‘The image of those haunting eyes had been burned in his memory.’
- ‘In his hand the flesh was burnt and blistered, for a mark had been burnt in, three circles inside each other with a triangle in the middle.’
- ‘He explains how his art expression began when he picked up a hot poker and burned images into a wood board.’
- ‘The images would be burned in her mind for as long as she was alive.’
- ‘Once she has formed her ‘feelers,’ she then burns the pattern into the copperplate by heating its underside.’
- ‘We also have a chest of tools and do some pyrography, burning images into wood, and we also do woodturning.’
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