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.
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.
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.
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.
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5 He returns immaculate in the evening with the gloss still on his hat and his boots.
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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.
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7 Well, let us see what is to be derived from this gloss.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.