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Definition of shining:

  1. Emission or reflection of light.
  2. Emitting light, esp. in a continuous manner; radiant; as, shining lamps; also, bright by the reflection of light; as, shining armor.
  3. Having the surface smooth and polished; - said of leaves, the surfaces of shells, etc.
  4. of Shine
  5. Splendid; illustrious; brilliant; distinguished; conspicious; as, a shining example of charity.


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