We continue to research and refine abortion care while helping to break down barriers separating women from high-quality services.
But in the late 19th century, we learned how to refine grain and make white flour.
But the council cautioned that the Department of Homeland Security needs to “refine its overly broad definitions of criminality.”
I was left alone to refine and distil my art for decades, paring things down to their essence.
If the entire world doesn't hear about it, you have a chance to refine your harem etiquette.
Elkington, in 1865, was the first to refine impure metallic copper electrolytically and recover the silver contained in it.
For the necessity for concentration only serves to strengthen and refine her aspiration.
The public exhibition of offenders in the pillory was not calculated to refine the manners of the people.
Loving is an art, and we all need to learn the art and to refine its practice.
A tailor may try to refine himself for twenty years in succession, but he will still remain a tailor to us.
refine re·fine (rĭ-fīn')
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
To reduce to a pure state; purify.
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