BURNISH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BURNISH
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  make shiny by rubbing; polish
Classic Sentence:
1  Yet, in saying this, I do but indirectly burnish a little brighter the noble merit of the poem and the poet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
2  Frail, fine-boned, so white of skin that her flaming hair seemed to have drawn all the color from her face into its vital burnished mass, she was nevertheless possessed of exuberant health and untiring energy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  The men pushed their light boat out on the burnished lake, disappeared beyond the reeds.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
4  It seemed really to the little maiden as though she were sitting before a large iron stove, with burnished brass feet and a brass ornament at top.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
5  It was very clean and neat: the ornamental windows were hung with little white curtains; the floor was spotless; the grate and fire-irons were burnished bright, and the fire burnt clear.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  The entire array, moreover, clad in burnished steel, and with plumage nodding over their bright morions, had a brilliancy of effect which no modern display can aspire to equal.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
7  Below was the valley of the Thames, in which the river lay like a band of burnished steel.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
8  It was a rather curious one of Moorish workmanship, made of dull silver inlaid with arabesques of burnished steel, and studded with coarse turquoises.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
Example Sentence:
1  I burnish the brass fixtures until they reflect the lamplight.
2  Her hair shone like burnished copper.