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Shining Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shining adj
  1. marked by exceptional merit; "had shining virtues and few faults"; "a shining example"
  2. 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" [syn: bright, burnished, lustrous, shiny]
  3. abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining norming"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny" [syn: bright, shiny, sunshiny, sunny]
  4. 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" [syn: glistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny] n : the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living" [syn: polishing]
Shining Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shine \Shine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone (? or ?; 277) (archaic Shined); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.] [OE. shinen, schinen, AS. sc[=i]nan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries. sk[=i]na, OS. & OHG. sc[=i]nan, G. scheinen, Icel. sk[=i]na, Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh. to Gr. ??? shadow. [root]15
  1. Cf. Sheer pure, and Shimmer.]
  2. To emit rays of light; to give light; to beam with steady radiance; to exhibit brightness or splendor; as, the sun shines by day; the moon shines by night. Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine. --Shak. God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the

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  • Shining: Shining or The Shining may refer to: In fiction : The Shining (novel), a novel by Stephen King. The Shining (film), a loose film adaptation of ...
  • The Shining (film): The Shining is a 1980 psychological horror film directed by Stanley Kubrick , co-written with novelist Diane Johnson , and starring Jack ...
  • Shining (series): Shining is a series of fantasy console games developed by Sega . The series can be thought of as Sega's main venture into the RPG genre, ...
  • Shining Force: Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention (in Japan. シャイニング・フォース 神々の遺産 | Shining Force: The Legacy of Gods referred to as Shining Force, is ...
  • Shining (Swedish band): Formed in 1996, Shining is a Swedish black metal band that incorporates doom metal elements in their music. The band's music contains ...
  • The Shining (novel): The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by American author Stephen King . The title was inspired by the John Lennon song "Instant Karma! ", ...
  • Shining (Norwegian band): Shining is a Norwegian band that started out as an pop jazz quartet in 1999. Their sound has since become more experimental and extreme, ...
  • The Shining (TV miniseries): The Shining is a three part television miniseries based on Stephen King 's novel of the same name . Directed by Mick Garris from King's ...
  • 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 ...

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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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