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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Idioms about shine

    come rain or shine,
    1. regardless of the weather.
    2. no matter what the circumstances may be: Come rain or shine, he is always on the job.
    Also rain or shine .
    take a shine to, Informal. to take a liking or fancy to: That little girl has really taken a shine to you.

Origin of shine

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English verb shinen, shinnen, Old English scīnan; cognate with Dutch schijnen, German scheinen, Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan

synonym study for shine

1. Shine, beam, glare refer to the emitting or reflecting of light. Shine refers to a steady glowing or reflecting of light: to shine in the sun. That which beams gives forth a radiant or bright light: to beam like a star. Glare refers to the shining of a light that is not only bright but so strong as to be unpleasant and dazzling: to glare like a headlight.

OTHER WORDS FROM shine

un·shined, adjective

Other definitions for shine (2 of 2)

shine2
[ shahyn ]
/ ʃaɪn /

noun Slang.

Origin of shine

2
First recorded in 1935–40; by shortening
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How to use shine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for shine

shine
/ (ʃaɪn) /

verb shines, shining or shone
noun

Word Origin for shine

Old English scīnan; related to Old Norse skīna, Gothic skeinan, Old High German scīnan to shine, Greek skia shadow
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shine

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