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 Meanings and Examples of REFINEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  result of improving something; process of removing impurities
Classic Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
1  No one but a gentleman of refinement and thoughtfulness would ever have thought how it broke my heart to-- I'll send my gold chain instead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
2  And she knew it had not been Captain Butler's refinement that had prompted so gallant a gesture.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
3  Since the return of her wedding ring, Melanie had felt that Rhett was a gentleman of rare refinement and delicacy and she was shocked at this remark.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
4  Such people were Scarlett's intimates now, but those who attended her larger receptions included others of some culture and refinement, many of excellent families.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  With the Republicans in the political saddle the town entered into an era of waste and ostentation, with the trappings of refinement thinly veneering the vice and vulgarity beneath.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
6  Her face had the air of unwholesome refinement which ill-health and over-work may produce, but its common prettiness was redeemed by the strong and generous curve of the lips.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  And they do take such an interest in refinement and culture.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
8  I had somehow imbibed the opinion that, in the absence of slaves, there could be no wealth, and very little refinement.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
9  Whoever expects refinement in me will be disappointed.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
10  That time, however, did gradually come, forwarded by an affection on his side as warm as her own, and much less encumbered by refinement or self-distrust.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
11  With the glance the calm fixity of her features sublimed itself to an expression of refinement and warmth; it was like garish noon rising to the dignity of sunset in a couple of seconds.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
12  All persons of refinement have been scared away from me since I sank into the mire of marriage.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
13  The man who entered was young, some two-and-twenty at the outside, well-groomed and trimly clad, with something of refinement and delicacy in his bearing.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
14  Tell her what Heathcliff is: an unreclaimed creature, without refinement, without cultivation; an arid wilderness of furze and whinstone.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
15  He professed both to abominate and despise all mystery, refinement, and intrigue, either in a prince or a minister.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  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.
2  Wood engraving is a refinement of the technique of woodcut, the carving of a design into a block of wood.
3  This particular model has a further refinement.
4  Much of the really nutritive material actually was refined out of food.
5  Let him be cordial in his ways and refined in conduct ; thereby full of joy he will make an end of ill.
6  Oil is refined to remove naturally occurring impurities.
7  Laser surgery has become much more refined over the last decade.
8  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.
9  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.
10  To Horace, the satirist is a refined man who sees stupidity and insanity everywhere, but is moved to gentle laughter rather than to rage.
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.