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 for shining
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.
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              Hyperion's quickening fire doth shine. --Shak.
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              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.
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              Let thine eyes shine forth in their full luster.
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     2. To be bright by reflection of light; to gleam; to be
        glossy; as, to shine like polished silver.
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     3. To be effulgent in splendor or beauty. "So proud she
        shined in her princely state." --Spenser.
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              Once brightest shined this child of heat and air.
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     4. To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit
        brilliant intellectual powers; as, to shine in courts; to
        shine in conversation.
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              Few are qualified to shine in company; but it in
              most men's power to be agreeable.     --Swift.
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     To make the face to shine upon, or To cause the face to
     shine upon, to be propitious to; to be gracious to. --Num.
        vi. 25.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shining \Shin"ing\, a.
     1. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as,
        shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light;
        as, shining armor. "Fish . . . with their fins and shining
        scales." --Milton.
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     2. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished;
        conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.
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     3. Having the surface smooth and polished; -- said of leaves,
        the surfaces of shells, etc.
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     Syn: Glistening; bright; radiant; resplendent; effulgent;
          lustrous; brilliant; glittering; splendid; illustrious.
     Usage: Shining, Brilliant, Sparking. Shining describes
            the steady emission of a strong light, or the steady
            reflection of light from a clear or polished surface.
            Brilliant denotes a shining of great brightness, but
            with gleams or flashes. Sparkling implies a fitful,
            intense shining from radiant points or sparks, by
            which the eye is dazzled. The same distinctions obtain
            when these epithets are figuratively applied. A man of
            shining talents is made conspicious by possessing
            them; if they flash upon the mind with a peculiarly
            striking effect, we call them brilliant; if his
            brilliancy is marked by great vivacity and occasional
            intensity, he is sparkling.
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                  True paradise . . . inclosed with shining rock.
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                  Some in a brilliant buckle bind her waist,
                  Some round her neck a circling light display.
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                  His sparkling blade about his head he blest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shining \Shin"ing\, n.
     Emission or reflection of light.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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,
         shining, shiny]
      3: 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, shining]
      n 1: the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or
           waxing it; "the shining of shoes provided a meager living";
           "every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing" [syn:
           shining, polishing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "shining":
     aglow, beaming, beamy, blooming, blushing, bright,
     bright and sunny, brilliant, burning, burnished, candescent,
     charismatic, dazzling, devastating, divine, flushing, glace,
     glamorous, glassy, gleaming, gleamy, glinting, glistening,
     glorious, glossy, glowing, gorgeous, heavenly, illuminant,
     illustrious, incandescent, irradiative, killing, lamping,
     light as day, luciferous, lucific, luciform, luminant, luminative,
     luminiferous, luminificent, luminous, lustrous, magic, numinous,
     orient, polished, radiant, raving, ravishing, resplendent,
     rutilant, rutilous, sheeny, shined, shiny, sparkling, splendent,
     splendid, splendorous, splendrous, starbright, starlike, starry,
     streaming, stunning, sublime, suffused, sunny, sunshiny

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