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shine

noun

Definition of SHINE

1
brightness created by light reflected from a surface <the troop inspector insisted on nothing less than a dazzling shine from every pair of shoes in the line of review>
Synonyms burnish, gloss, luminance, luster (or lustre), polish, sheen
2
the steady giving off of the form of radiation that makes vision possible <by the shine of the full moon we could see the rabbit helping himself to our garden vegetables>
4
usually shines pl  a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling>

February 26, 2015
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