Thesaurus / refine

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The attempt to refine tragedy was as hopeless as the attempt to moralise comedy.
When the masses are thus cultured they will refine instead of demoralize our public men.
I've never set up to refine the public myself, or else I could fake it easy enough!
He will spend his life in refining away his own happiness: but do not let him refine away yours.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
I have found that a lamp post is calculated to refine the mind and give it a classical tendency.
So guided and inspired, he will refine, purify, and ennoble the life of his fellow-men.
BEYONDHENRY SEWARD HUBBARD
No artistic aim or ambition can suffice to stand instead of them or to refine them away.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSONALEXANDER H. JAPP
We will purify, refine and beautify our religion, just as we have our table etiquette and our housekeeping.
He said, "You can no more improve sucking pig than you can refine a violet!"
GENIUS IN SUNSHINE AND SHADOWMATURIN MURRAY BALLOU
The spirit of prayer seemed to purify her and refine those homely features and make them luminous.
EUGENIE GRANDETHONORE DE BALZAC

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