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  • the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"
  • 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"
  • abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"
  • 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"
  • marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living"; "rbry Dunday he gave his car a good polishing"

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  • Shining: Shining or The Shining may refer to: In fiction : The Shining (novel), a 1977 novel by Stephen King. The Shining (film), a 1980 film adaptation ...
  • Shining (series): For the strategy games of the series (Shining Force , Shining Force Gaiden , Shining Force Gaiden 2 , Shining Force II , Shining Force ...
  • Shining (Norwegian band): Shining is a Norwegian avant-garde music band from Oslo . Eleven musicians have been a part of the band's line-up in its history, which ...
  • Shining (Swedish band): Shining is a Swedish black metal band formed in 1996. The band's music contains depressive undertones, which include personal and ...
  • Shining Force: Additionally, in 2004 a remake was released for the Game Boy Advance under the title Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon and ...
  • The Shining (TV miniseries): The Shining (stylized as Stephen King's The Shining) is a three-part television miniseries based on Stephen King 's novel of the same name ...
  • Shining (EP): Shining is the first EP by pop singer Crystal Kay . It was released on November 28, 2007. The EP features five tracks, all of which have ...
  • Shining Path: The Communist Party of Peru (Spanish: Partido Comunista del PerĂº), more commonly known as the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), is a Maoist ...

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* With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. - Charles Dickens

* If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle. - Vincent Van Gogh

* Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. - Lord Chesterfield


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