Usage examples for polished

  1. But Landor's polished clean- cut intaglios have been well described as " written in marble." – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  2. Also, floors were of polished wood or stone and strewn with rushes in the country. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  3. When he is polished off and has paid his " quarter" of tribute, the next man gets up, and the dirt is then brushed back on to number one, with number two's collection added. – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  4. Left to himself, the rector went over the house under Mrs. Baker's guidance, and, as he trod the polished floors, could not but feel some access of self- importance. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  5. They were not very large, but were beautifully polished and of a delicate gray color, the first we had seen of the kind. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  6. Style polished and able. – A Brief Handbook of English Authors by Oscar Fay Adams
  7. Exquisitely polished in manners, and very handsome in face and bearing, there was nothing of the Tartar anywhere visible about Baron Niaz. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  8. In many places the rock of the broad floors and steep sides is still remarkably polished – Grand Teton [Wyoming] National Park by United States Dept. of the Interior
  9. A box of cigarettes was thrown before him on the polished bar, and as he lighted one of them, Sheehan leaned toward him. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  10. A Turkey carpet covered the center of the floor, the boards round the edge were stained and brightly polished – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  11. Leonilda said he was generous, good- hearted, and polished and assured me that I should like him. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. After all she was a woman, with a great deal of the natural woman in her, too, he had said- and he was a man, a gentleman, first, perhaps, polished and finished, her senior, her superior- yet a man, possibly with his share of the natural man, the thing on which one cannot reckon. – The Good Comrade by Una L. Silberrad
  13. Meg shut the door and sat on the polished table, lit a cigarette and regarded her own pretty swinging feet with interest. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  14. Now " the Professor" was the most mild and kindly of gentlemen- courteous to a degree, and as polished as a traditional Frenchman- but when he was roused he was- well, emphatically roused. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  15. In short, it was so exquisitely polished as to charm the eye of every skilful observer; but it was little noticed by the common people in a crowded Forum, which is the proper theatre of Eloquence. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  16. Once we were softened, if not polished by religion; but I suspect that the pulpit counts for much less now in civilising. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  17. Its polished sides gleamed with blood- red reflections, and the gallery terminated, at a distance of two or three hundred feet, with an opening into a large chamber beyond, on the further side of which we could see part of a gigantic and complicated mass of machinery. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  18. And look upon this polished surface; none could cling to it to reach the top. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  19. When it has been finally tested, cleaned, polished and stamped, it is coated with a particular varnish, and is fit for service. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  20. There were a few cases of china and a few polished tables. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward