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noun as in sharpness

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Many of our treasured neural capabilities—memory, decision-making—are honed as we explore the world around us.

After campaigns in recent years against critics in civil society, from lawyers to human rights defenders, the Party has honed in this year on criticism from its inner circle.

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Rather, you should hone in on a specific subtopic of SEO and take it from there.

Have them research surfing camps, and spend winter break honing their core strength.

Heading into the next phase of Palantir’s march to the public markets, I was very curious to see how the company would hone its S-1 filing to give itself the best possible shot during its impending debut.

Really honing my skills in lighting—and failing, I might add.

I believe in being aware of your creative process and honing it.

The PA has also been channeling Anonymous and honing its hacking skills.

But rather than honing in on the present (Mrs. Obama included), the designer is focused on the bigger picture instead.

For most young men and women in fashion, honing a distinctive voice is, perhaps, the most difficult hurdle to building a business.

Anton Martek, sitting on a pile of hay and honing an ax, looked up and grinned.

You would miss the football game in Richmond, but we are certainly honing for you, honey.

With this done, the operation is in general performed, and the wondrous difficulty of honing the razor vanishes.

Most men have the idea that honing is a difficult operation and should be undertaken only by expert cutlers or barbers.

If the razor is in good condition and not in need of honing, fifteen or twenty strokes in each direction will be sufficient.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to honing, such as: civilizing, clarifying, cleaning, cultivating, distillation, and elevating.

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