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Etching is a physical act, implying permanence on the object's surface. SlideThe jeweler etched a unique pattern on the ring.
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Not Always LiteralPlay
'Etched' can be metaphorical, suggesting something left a strong impact or memory. SlideThe war veterans had the horrors of battle etched into their minds.
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Using 'etched' implies the action cannot be undone easily, like a commitment. SlideHe etched his promise onto a plaque, ensuring it couldn't be forgotten.