Usage examples for lustre

  1. The sun, which was now setting, threw a trembling lustre upon the ruins, and gave a finishing effect to the scene. – A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe
  2. Her eyes were blue, the lustre of her face was like a white rose. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  3. But, in the case of the planets, he found that their lustre varied according to their distance from the Sun; consequently, he believed they were opaque bodies which reflected the solar rays. – The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost' by Thomas Orchard
  4. He pulled at his smart little moustache and looked out upon the world through singularly lack- lustre eyes. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  5. He was killed in that battle, and this added an extraordinary lustre to my dream of him. – Father and Son by Edmund Gosse
  6. Stimulated by the success at Rome fifty years earlier, they were, with fresh insolence, demanding " land," and during the centuries which followed, the Gallic name acquired no fresh lustre in Greece. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele
  7. There is a quaint fancy that the price of the crop varies with the lustre of the golden spots upon the chrysalids. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  8. First one man woke up, then another, and another; but they all looked round with lack- lustre eyes and gloomy countenances. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  9. The phenomenon of this changing lustre is worthy of more careful attention than it has received. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  10. You must excuse me for mentioning it; but she has told everybody that you were to have it, and if there is no will"- He stopped and bent an eye of lack- lustre compassion on the girl, who replied, " Oh, yes. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. How the lustre of such a stupendous object declined so rapidly remains, therefore, a mystery not easy to explain. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. Better for its bath, though not yet up to its former lustre. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. Love throws more lustre still on these points of light, and therefore must love be sought. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  14. But, nevertheless, the memory of Bligh's heroic courage and forethought in his wonderful boat voyage from the Friendly Islands to Timor- a distance of 3618 miles- is for ever emblazoned upon the naval annals of our country, and the wrong he did in connection with the tragedy of the Bounty cannot dim his lustre as a seaman and a navigator. – The Naval Pioneers of Australia by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery
  15. The application of the walnut dye gives a lustre even to the darkest shades, while to the paler and fainter ones it adds somewhat of a greenish hue, and to the whiter parts various tints of yellow. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  16. Remember our lost friend; the peculiar lustre of his piety was caused by the circumstances, under which he was placed. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  17. The old woman stared like a dead body, glaring into the fire with lack- lustre eyes. – The Red Room by H. G. Wells
  18. The finely shaped features remained, but the eyes had lost their lustre, his figure its elasticity, his mouth its firmness. – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. There is all the less need to attempt the agreeable task here, because in other portions of this book much more than passing reference is made to the chief Irish authors who, in the last hundred and fifteen years, have distinguished themselves and shed lustre on their country. – The Glories of Ireland by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  20. His wife and daughters know its virtues full well, and use it with equal grace and relish, believing it gives a lustre to the eye and a freshness to the cheek rarely surpassed. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings