Shine

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Definition

to shine: the sun, gold, and lights all do this
verb
The sun is shining, the birds are singing... what a beautiful day!

to shine shoes: to clean, to polish shoes
idiom

to shine through (the darkness): to appear as a light through (the darkness)
verb
to shine through also means 'to appear', 'to stand out'.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Stop shining your torch in my eyes.
US: The sun shone on every day of our vacation
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Examples

  • "I have an appointment to have my shoes shined at 3:00, and I don't like to be rushed."
  • "As for today, look for partly cloudy skies, with a few rays of sun shining through in the afternoon: highs of 60, 62."
  • "Despite his humble beginnings in the deepest, darkest Amazon, General Oléré stood out like a shining star."
  • "Good luck, and don't forget to shine your shoes!"

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