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shining

adjective

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shining

verb
present participle of shine

Synonyms & Antonyms of shining (Entry 2 of 2)

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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The first known use of shining was before the 12th century

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shining

shinned

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“Shining.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shining. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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