Kindle the light of the light-house, and it has nothing to do, except to shine.

Mr. Raymount had some light; he let it shine mostly in reviews, not much in the house.

There was indeed a sun that nothing could cloud, but it seemed to shine far away.

The god Lakhmu and the goddess Lakhamu were made to shine, they were named.

God sendeth the rain to fall and the sun to shine on the evil and the good.

"Here's where we shine," broke in a cheery voice which was sweet to the ears, just then.

Hold to him still in time of sorrow, then the sun will shine tomorrow!

The sun does not shine the less because one side of our planet is in darkness.

It was a day of rain and shine, of sun burst and cloud, but no lady appeared.

As soon as they were fairly embarked once more, the Sun ceased to shine.


Old English scinan "shed light, be radiant, be resplendent, iluminate," of persons, "be conspicuous" (class I strong verb; past tense scan, past participle scinen), from Proto-Germanic *skinan (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German skinan, Old Norse and Old Frisian skina, Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Gothic skeinan "to shine, appear"), from PIE root *skai- (2) "to gleam, shine, flicker" (cf. Sanskrit chaya "brilliance, luster; shadow," Greek skia "shade," Old Church Slavonic sinati "to flash up, shine," Albanian he "shadow"). Transitive meaning "to black (boots)" is from 1610s. Related: Shined (in the shoe polish sense), otherwise shone; shining.


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