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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gild.
  • adjective Having the color or quality of gold.
  • adjective Made of gold or covered by a thin layer of gold.
  • adjective Having a falsely pleasant appearance; sugarcoated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective rich and superior in quality
  • adjective having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
  • adjective based on pretense; deceptively pleasing
  • adjective made from or covered with gold


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  • Within, Jaime Lannister sipped at a cup of Arbor red while his squires armored him from head to heel in gilded steel.

    Trial of Seven

  • There were also an assortment of expensive, though useful household items, including silver salvers, tea services, silver coffeepots, paintings and books, along with signed photographs of members of the royal family encased in gilded or leather presentation frames.

    Christmas with Queen Victoria | Edwardian Promenade

  • Sudun then went in, clothed himself in gilded armour, girt on a saw-like sword, and came out holding a shining club in his hand.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • If we allow ourselves to be voluntarily imprisoned in gilded mansions on the hillsides ... we are nevertheless in prison.

    Please Tell My Why

  • The Egyptian military standard was generally surmounted by the figure of a lion in gilded bronze, the lion being sometimes surmounted by a fan-shaped ornament.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • 141 From the street, visitors first entered through a two-story pagoda with green roofs edged with vermilion, and next they walked beneath a grand sign written in gilded Chinese characters that read, “Ten Thousand Chinese Things.”

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • The king rideth on a triumphant cart or wagon all gilded, which is drawen by 16. goodly horses: and this cart is very high with a goodly canopy ouer it, behind the cart goe 20. of his

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • He was sure that Darkfriend had not seen him, and no one could call her gilded, but ...

    A Crown of Swords

  • It was symmetrically built, and one would have said handsome, until memory recalled the gilded towers of Camelot and the great Roman-based stone structures of Caerieon or Aquae Sulis.

    The Wicked Day

  • In Venice — as in Tuscany — painting came to perfection after the heroic period; and the arts have been truly described as the gilded bark which covered the cankered trunk of a luxuriant tree. '

    Explaining Titian's Egg Seller


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