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See definition of shines on Dictionary.com
  • nounbrightness; polish
  • verbgive off or reflect light
  • verbpolish, burnish

synonyms for shines

  • gleam
  • glitz
  • gloss
  • luster
  • sheen
  • shimmer
  • sparkle
  • flash
  • glare
  • glaze
  • glint
  • lambency
  • light
  • luminosity
  • patina
  • radiance
  • rub
  • show
  • dazzle
  • burn
  • illuminate
  • glisten
  • beam
  • twinkle
  • gleam
  • flash
  • shimmer
  • blink
  • flicker
  • sparkle
  • radiate
  • glare
  • glitter
  • glow
  • incandesce
  • luminesce
  • illumine
  • irradiate
  • flare
  • deflect
  • bedazzle
  • blaze
  • glimmer
  • mirror
  • scintillate
  • emit light
  • give light

antonyms for shines

MOST RELEVANT
  • darkness
  • dullness
  • dark
  • dull
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How to use shines in a sentence

After a little while Yung Pak got used to these "monkey shines," and he knew that his pet would not stay away long after mealtime.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Yet, if one looks closely, under the froth and foppery, some of the charm and perception of the man still shines through.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
When I can cease to remember that the sun shines, that I exist—then, perhaps, I may forget you; but not till then.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Beside autocratic kingship it shines with a white light; it is obviously the portal of the future.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The cloud of these coming enemy reinforcements has cast its shadow over us for awhile and now the sun shines again.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Every morning a white mist rises over the lake which shines like armour under the midday sun.
HONEY-BEEANATOLE FRANCE
As the sun shines alike upon the evil and the good, so in the eyes of justice the saint and the sinner are as one.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Divine odours breathe from the body, which shines like gold amid the flames that refuse to kindle upon it.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
I used to think meanly of the plumber; but how he shines beside the politician!
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
They remember only that the skies are blue, and the sun shines warm, and now there is plenty of corn.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
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