from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a shining manner; brilliantly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Brightly; splendidly; conspicuously.


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  • She asked the shiningly young and well-coiffed woman in pink at the reception desk for Severalls asylum, using the name by which she believed it would be known locally, if at all.

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  • Rose—Mrs. Cassels, now—keeps it shiningly clean and has taken several orders for gowns.

    Exit the Actress

  • In the middle of the night, he awakes to see a shiningly spectral Anna Draper smiling at him, carrying a small case for her journey ahead.

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  • In carefully composed, shiningly idealistic remarks, they announced their intention to build an international network linking young people working in food and farming.

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  • The history of the Church overall is not uniformly and shiningly an example of humanity transfigured.

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  • A few days later, when the new bench was done, sturdy and shiningly green, we burned the old bench.

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  • All the windows of the hotel hospital that had been shiningly reflecting blue sky and airships the moment before became vast black stars.

    The War in the Air

  • PeaceBang here, darlings, who knows Sister Sarah and can attest to the fact that she is one of those extra cute, shiningly beautiful young thangs who can get by with a bare face and a slick of lipgloss.

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  • They looked at the beautiful, large, thoughtful eyes full of tears and of thoughts, gazing shiningly and imploringly at them, and understood that it was useless and even cruel to insist.

    War and Peace

  • The loaded muskets in the rack were shiningly revealed, as they stood upright against the forward bulkhead.

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