Origin of shining
Related formsshin·ing·ly, adverbself-shin·ing, adjectiveun·shin·ing, adjective
Definition for shining (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
verb (used with object), shone or shined, shin·ing.
Verb Phrases past and past participle shone or shined; present participle shin·ing.
- to attempt to impress (a person), especially in order to gain benefits for oneself.
- to become especially attentive to (one of the opposite sex): Men shine up to her like moths to a light.
Origin of shine1
SYNONYMS FOR shine
Related formsun·shined, adjective
Examples from the Web for shining
As Randy notes, “Maybe there is a value in shining a light on this and asking the questions.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This award is fought over tooth-and-nail each year by political consultants from sea to shining sea.The Strangest, Cheesiest, Most Brazenly False Political Ads of 2014|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were, if you believed the Soviet propaganda machine, a shining example of communism at work.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin|Marlow Stern|October 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Call it LANifest destiny: the sense the Internet should be available, everywhere, from sea to shining sea.
Tonight, millions of Americans from sea to shining sea will gasp at a night sky filled with brilliant colors and loud explosions.
With shining eyes, Crochard dropped on one knee beside his adversary, and bent for a moment above the body.The Destroyer|Burton Egbert Stevenson
Twinkling, shining, expanding, the stars grew into a pair of eyes in the darkness.Camps and Trails|Henry Abbott
The stars were shining when we came out on the terrace, and the waning moon still hung its crescent overhead.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
Mary sat with shining eyes in the front row of wooden chairs.Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles
It was a luminous, shining mist—and it was gathering into form!Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for shining
verb shines, shining or shone
- whatever the weather
- regardless of circumstances
Word Origin for shine
Idioms and Phrases with shining
In addition to the idiom beginning with shine
- shine up to
- make hay while the sun shines
- rain or shine
- rise and shine
- take a fancy (shine) to