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Definitions of shining

  1. abounding with sunlight; " a bright sunny day"; " one shining norming"- John Muir; " when it is warm and shiny"
  2. made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; " bright silver candlesticks"; " a burnished brass knocker"; " she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; " rows of shining glasses"; " shiny black patents"
  3. reflecting light; " glistening bodies of swimmers"; " the horse's glossy coat"; " lustrous auburn hair"; " saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; " shining white enamel"
  4. the work of making something shine by polishing it; " the shining of shoes provided a meager living"
  5. marked by exceptional merit; " had shining virtues and few faults"; " a shining example"
  6. emitting or radiating light; " the shining sun"; " gazed up at the shining heavens"
  7. reflecting an inner radiance; " with shining eyes"
  8. of Shine
  9. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.
  10. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.
  11. Emission or reflection of light.
  12. Having the surface smooth and polished; - said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
  13. Giving light; radiant; distinguished; as, a shining instance of bravery.
  14. Shiningly.
  15. Scattering light: bright: resplendent: conspicuous.
  16. Effusion or clearness of light: brightness.
  17. Gleaming; resplendent; illustrious.
  18. Effusion of light; brightness.
  19. Bright; splendid; distinguished; in bot., applied to a smooth and polished surface.
  20. Clearness of light; brightness.
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Usage examples for shining

  1. Why, I am his mother, it is the shining sun himself. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  2. In the morning the sun will be shining and things will seem different. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  3. " I am quite well since yesterday, my lord," returned the factor, his face shining with pleasure. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  4. Do you see something shining there, held in a little trembling hand? – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  5. John Slidell was already shining beside him. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  6. Suddenly he stopped, and stared at something shining in the road. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  7. Some veil had cleared away; his eyes were shining – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  8. Mr. Wallingford glanced out of the window at the shining cab and smiled. – Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford by George Randolph Chester
  9. Bertha's eyes were shining like stars. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  10. Then do you imagine, my dear girl, that I sent for all this with the silly idea of shining in Angouleme? – Eve and David by Honore de Balzac
  11. " The sun is always shining for us. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  12. " I'm so glad," breathed Miss Sally with shining eyes, " and so is Juliana." – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. " Oh- oh," she said at length, and her shining eyes were turned from the groom to me, and back and forth between us, " if you could have seen your faces!" – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  14. But the path of the just is as a shining light that shineth more and more even unto perfect day. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  15. Look to clear Heaven shining above thee. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  16. The shining lights will certainly be down at Alston. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  17. Ivra returned to shore, her face shining – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  18. I met them just now; his little face was shining like a star. – Hildegarde's Harvest by Laura E. Richards
  19. When I came out, the sky was clear and the stars were shining – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
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