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1‘a shining expanse of water’
gleaming, bright, illuminated, lit, lighted, ablaze, brilliant, lustrous, glowing, glinting, sparkling, coruscating, twinkling, flickering, glittering, glistening, shimmering, flashing, dazzling, glaring, luminous, luminescent, incandescent, phosphorescent, fluorescent
literary glistering, irradiant, lucent, lucid, lambent
rare effulgent, refulgent, fulgurating
2‘she had an eager, shining face’
glowing, beaming, radiant, blooming, healthy, happy
3‘a new folding chair made of shining chromium tubes’
shiny, bright, polished, burnished, gleaming, glossy, glassy, satiny, sheeny, lustrous, smooth
‘a shining example of British enterprise’
paragon, model, epitome, archetype, ideal, exemplar, nonpareil, paradigm, embodiment, personification, quintessence, standard, prototype, apotheosis, the crème de la crème, the beau idéal, acme, jewel, gem, flower, angel, treasure, an outstanding example, a perfect example of its kind
one in a million, the bee's knees, something else, the tops
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