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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shine \Shine\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Shone (? or ?; 277)
(archaic Shined); p. pr. & vb. n. Shining.] [OE. shinen,
schinen, AS. sc[imac]nan; akin to D. schijnen, OFries.
sk[imac]na, OS. & OHG. sc[imac]nan, G. scheinen, Icel.
sk[imac]na, Sw. skina, Dan. skinne, Goth. skeinan, and perh.
to Gr. ??? shadow. [root]157. Cf. Sheer pure, and
1. 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
light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the
face of Jesus Cghrist. --2 Cor. iv.
Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.
2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be
glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. "So proud she
shined in her princely state." --Spenser.
Once brightest shined this child of heat and air.
4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit
brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to
shine in conversation.
Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in
most men's power to be agreeable. --Swift.
To make the face to shine upon, or To cause the face to
shine upon, to be propitious to; to be gracious to. --Num.
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