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In from the shining sea late that afternoon steamed the Viluca.

See how their shining hair sparkles on the surface of the waters!

"I'll prove to you that I am worthy of your trust," she said with shining eyes.

The morning sun had always called him to a new day, and the sun was shining.

He held my hands when we parted and looked into my eyes, and I saw that his own were shining.

When I woke, it was past noon, and the sun was shining directly on me.

Taking the ring from his finger, he flung it upon the shining heap.

It constitutes their best accomplishment, and their most shining ornament.

The tresses of this lady were shining and black, like the plumage of the raven.

She was a large woman, with red cheeks and black, shining hair.

WORD ORIGIN

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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