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My Lady had a power of enhancing the effect of her beauty which was as extraordinary.

The flat had no doubt been so staged with an idea of enhancing its desirableness.

His love, enhancing his energy, no doubt hastened his success.

This, of course, led quite reasonably to the enhancing of his fortune.

Then it was no more a rumor but an established fact—time, place, and enhancing circumstances all known and repeated.

The remedies proposed to the committee were either a prohibition of export or the enhancing of the English monies.

It was impossible to deny that Mr Sparks had doubled its value, while enhancing its beauties.

The bath is consequently a very important means of preserving the health and enhancing the beauty.

Ornament is one of the principal means of enhancing the value of the raw material.

And this, apparently, with the blessed effect of enhancing general American good-will to Britons.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., anhaunsen "to raise, make higher," from Anglo-French enhauncer, probably from Old French enhaucier "make greater, make higher or louder; fatten, foster; raise in esteem," from Vulgar Latin *inaltiare, from Late Latin inaltare "raise, exalt," from altare "make high," from altus "high" (see old).

Meaning "raise in station, wealth, or fame" attested in English from c.1300. The -h- in Old French supposedly from influence of Frankish *hoh "high." Related: Enhanced; enhancing.

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