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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: The Shining (novel), a 1977 novel by Stephen King The Shining (film), a 1980 film adaptation of King's novel directed
  • Shining Star: Shining Star may refer to: Shining Star (band) Shining Star (Fish Leong album) Shining Star (Jerry Garcia Band album) Shining Star (Jump5 album) "Shining
  • Shining (series): series (Shining Force, Shining Force Gaiden, Shining Force Gaiden 2, Shining Force II, Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict, Shining Force CD, Shining Force
  • Shining-blue kingfisher: The shining-blue kingfisher (Alcedo quadribrachys) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in much of sub-Saharan Africa as far south
  • Shining Stars: Shining Stars may refer to: Shining Stars: The Official Story Of Earth, Wind & Fire, a 2001 biographical film about the American band Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Maroon shining parrot: The maroon shining parrot (Prosopeia tabuensis) or red shining-parrot is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family. It endemic to the islands of
  • Shining Cliff Woods, Derbyshire: Shining Cliff Woods are on the west bank of the River Derwent near to Ambergate Derbyshire. In medieval times "Schymynde-cliffe" was one of the seven
  • Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan: role-playing game Shining Hearts with character designs by Tony Taka. Two previous Shining games that also feature Tony Taka character designs, Shining Tears and
  • One Shining Moment: the song "One Shining Moment" by Diana Ross, see The Force Behind the Power. Not to be confused with One Bright Shining Moment. "One Shining Moment" is a
  • Shining Path: Peru (Spanish: Partido Comunista del PerĂº), more commonly known as the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), is a Maoist guerrilla insurgent organization in

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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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