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: to emit rays of light
: to be bright by reflection of light
: to be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished
shines in math
: to perform extremely well
when will stocks really shine again?—Temma Ehrenfeld
: to have a bright glowing appearance
his face shone with enthusiasm
: to be conspicuously evident or clear
: to cause to emit light
: to throw or direct the light of
past tense and past participle shined : to make bright by polishing
shined his shoes
: brightness caused by the emission of light
: a polish or gloss given to shoes
: a single polishing of a pair of shoes
Verb The sun was shining through the clouds. lamps shining from the windows She found a sport where she can really shine. Noun the shine of polished silver He had a nice shine on his shoes. Would you like a shine? See More
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VerbHands and indexes shine in a hard-to-miss green, while the five-minute markers and central seconds hand lights up in a bright polar blue color, a combination that recalls the vivid spectrum of the Northern Lights. —Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2023 Between the 200,000 porcelain spouts from teapots and wine ewers and the 100,000 porcelain displayed balls alongside them, other fields shine a light on ancient handcrafted works. —Gareth Harris, CNN, 14 Feb. 2023 Another incredibly affordable option, the Visiocrest night-vision goggles shine most in their video recording. —Tom Price, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2023 By working together and sharing collective experiences, the rest of us can shine light on the workplace misdeeds of those with antagonistic personalities. —Cinthia Beccacece Satornino, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2023 By working together and sharing collective experiences, the rest of us can shine light on the workplace misdeeds of those with antagonistic personalities. —Cinthia Beccacece Satornino, The Conversation, 8 Feb. 2023 In Flagstaff and northern Arizona, the sun will shine until Saturday, when clouds will take over. —Andrea Morabito, The Arizona Republic, 8 Feb. 2023 Progress in research on exactly how and why some animals can regenerate and others cannot, will shine a light on whether humans could ever tap into some of these abilities. —Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 6 Feb. 2023 Perhaps another future world-class runner like Kincaid will shine again on the UP campus. —Will Lee For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 4 Feb. 2023
NounChanel’s Le Vernis nail polish is both long-lasting and has just the right amount of shine. —Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 11 Mar. 2023 Reports of the shine going off the oil and natural gas sector with investors have been greatly exaggerated. —Dan Eberhart, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 TikTok’s rapid rise and even the success of Facebook’s sister service, Instagram, have also taken some of the shine off the aging social network Zuckerberg launched in a dorm room nearly 20 years ago. —Clare Duffy, CNN, 7 Mar. 2023 My hair felt so light, had a ton of shine, and the volume was amazing. —Sam Peters, ELLE, 28 Feb. 2023 Revision Skincare YouthFull Lip Replenisher offers the perfect hint of shine and melts into lips for lasting hydration. —Katie James Watkinson, Condé Nast Traveler, 14 Feb. 2023 The campaign has tons of shine, from Fanning in the late designer’s iconic metallic chain-mail dress to the FAME bottle itself, which matches the actress in a similar chain-mail motif and cat-eye sunglasses. —Katie Intner, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Feb. 2023 Hair Botox can smooth out your hair and give you a boost of shine. —Loren Savini, Allure, 3 Feb. 2023 The spray formula gives leather a supple look with a bit of a shine while also adding moisture back to the material. —Brittany Vanderbill, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2023 See More
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