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shine

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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
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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
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3 positive regard for something

  • took quite a shine to the new neighbors
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4 usually shines plural a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke

  • the shines they pulled at summer camp have become embellished with each retelling
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shine

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1 to emit rays of light

  • the sun appears to shine particularly brightly in summer because that is when it's closest to the Earth
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2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure

  • the salesman shined his shoes every morning before leaving the house
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