GLOSS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GLOSS
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Classic Sentence:
1  She had to live it and it was too brutal, too hostile, for her even to try to gloss over its harshness with a smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  She revolted from the complacent ugliness of Mrs. Peniston's black walnut, from the slippery gloss of the vestibule tiles, and the mingled odour of sapolio and furniture-polish that met her at the door.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  Her habit of resolutely facing the facts, in her rare moments of introspection, did not now allow her to put any false gloss on the situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
4  I could see that she was pretty, and from the gloss with which the light shone upon her dark dress I knew that it was a rich material.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  He returns immaculate in the evening with the gloss still on his hat and his boots.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3. The Problem
6  The seed of the nettle, mixed with fodder, gives gloss to the hair of animals; the root, mixed with salt, produces a beautiful yellow coloring-matter.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
7  Well, let us see what is to be derived from this gloss.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 26 ARAMIS AND HIS THESIS
8  "Very good, father-in-law," said Cavalcanti, yielding to his low-born nature, which would escape sometimes through the aristocratic gloss with which he sought to conceal it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
9  But Levin, as he talked to his brother, was continually looking round at Vronsky, trying to think of something to say to him to gloss over his rudeness.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 30
10  I have not glossed over matters for policy's sake, for I fear we have already gone too far in that sort of thing.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
11  Her way of glossing over the transaction with Trenor he regarded at once as a tribute to his own acuteness, and a confirmation of his suspicions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
Example Sentence:
1  Use over your favourite lipstick to add extra gloss.
2  This gel will add gloss to even the dullest hair.
3  Some foreign governments appear happy to gloss over continued human rights abuses.
4  Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss.
5  You can have the photos with either a gloss or a matt finish.
6  Her hair has a lovely gloss.
7  Marble can be polished to a high gloss.
8  With this polish you can give a good high gloss to the wood.
9  Television commercials might seem more professional but beware of mistaking the gloss for the content.
10  A person , who is imperious and tries to gloss over his fault, is bound to suffer in the end.
11  The gloss and glitter of Hollywood seemed fascinating to the girl.
12  No matter how hard he tried to talk around the issue, President Bush could not gloss over the fact that he had raised taxes after all.
13  The table was glossed to give it an expensive look.
14  She glossed over the company's fall in profits, focusing instead on her plans for investment and modernization.