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 Meanings and Examples of REFINED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  cultured; purified; made pure
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  were pre-eminently careful and refined in their choice of words and phrases.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
2  Your sort, you gentry, can never get beyond refined submission or refined indignation, and that's no good.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  On the contrary, your acquaintances will be people of the most refined type, counts, and society aristocrats.
The Inspector General By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In ACT V
4  Seeing the self-confident and refined expression on the faces of those present he was always expecting to hear something very profound.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
5  Anna Mikhaylovna regarded the refined sadness that united her son to the wealthy Julie with emotion, and resignation to the Divine will.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V
6  Countess Bezukhova was present among other Russian ladies who had followed the sovereign from Petersburg to Vilna and eclipsed the refined Polish ladies by her massive, so-called Russian type of beauty.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III
7  It was the same face he had seen before, there was the same general expression of refined, inner, spiritual labor, but now it was quite differently lit up.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII
8  That pale, sad, refined face, that radiant look, those gentle graceful gestures, and especially the deep and tender sorrow expressed in all her features agitated him and evoked his sympathy.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII
9  The role she enacted was that of a refined sweet Southern lady in distress.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  Yet here was Melanie, usually so gentle and refined, screaming like a shrew and in front of Yankees too, that both of them were too drunk to walk.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
11  They were so lately come from nothing and so uncertain of themselves they were doubly anxious to appear refined and feared to show their temper or make retorts in kind, lest they be considered unladylike.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
12  Carol was her attendant, and as the wedding was at the Episcopal Church, all the women wore new kid slippers and long white kid gloves, and looked refined.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
13  The tight-fisted little farceur had a confused reverence for anything that seemed to him refined or clever.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
14  The daughters of Black Hawk merchants had a confident, unenquiring belief that they were 'refined,' and that the country girls, who 'worked out,' were not.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
15  If any of our refined and Christian readers object to the society into which this scene introduces them, let us beg them to begin and conquer their prejudices in time.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Much of the really nutritive material actually was refined out of food.
2  Let him be cordial in his ways and refined in conduct ; thereby full of joy he will make an end of ill.
3  Oil is refined to remove naturally occurring impurities.
4  Laser surgery has become much more refined over the last decade.
5  I dropped the Ann from my name to defy my mother, who had insisted I be called by the refined name of Carole Ann, not plain old Carole.
6  Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, and the eager.
7  To Horace, the satirist is a refined man who sees stupidity and insanity everywhere, but is moved to gentle laughter rather than to rage.
8  The next refinement is to take into account that the luminous screen is typically round: any alpha particles striking outside the round area will not be visible.
9  Wood engraving is a refinement of the technique of woodcut, the carving of a design into a block of wood.
10  This particular model has a further refinement.
11  They refine many valuable nutrients out of the foods in our modern diet.
12  Their daily work is to refine crude oil.
13  They've copied the basic design from the Japanese model and added a few of their own refinements.
14  The new model has a number of refinements.
15  The raw material for the tyre is a by-product of petrol refining.