shine up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shine up ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior "She is playing up to the chairman"
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Quotations

  • Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    Leroy ''Satchel'' Paige
    “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.”
  • David Viscott
    David Viscott
    “There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.”

Usage

In literature:

Eustacia's bedroom was lighted up, and it was the shine from her window which had lighted the pole.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
I let my shade go up, and saw the light of the freight train shining past me and lighting up the water-tank.
"The Last Spike" by Cy Warman
He found her looking up at him with trustful, softly shining, all-enveloping eyes.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Tristram in shining oilskins brought up their bags.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
It had a shining crested helmet on its head and was muffled up in a white cloak.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
I picked up the shining thing with great eagerness and found it to be a miniature set about with brilliants.
"The Story of Bawn" by Katharine Tynan
He rides after some sheep up along Rangriver, and he sees something shining in the path.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
He stood there for a long time, silent, looking up into the shining sky.
"Contrary Mary" by Temple Bailey
She came up and stood beside Derry, and linked her arm in his and looked up at him with shining eyes.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
We crossed the hall, and went up a broad wooden staircase, polished and shining.
"In the Field (1914-1915)" by Marcel Dupont
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In poetry:

Up here the sun sings, but
He only shines there!
Ye haena nae wings, but
Come up on a prayer.
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
Look, that star that's shining
up there, so far away;
Her light has traveled eons
to meet our eye today.
"To The Star (version two)" by Mihai Eminescu
A thing for faith 'mid labour's jar,
When up the day is furled,
Shines in the sky a light afar,
Mayhap a home-filled world.
"Songs of the Spring Nights" by George MacDonald
The peacocks spread their shining tails,
And cried in accents soft,
"We want to know you, gifted one,
Come up and sit aloft."
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
And still his light doth ne'er decline,
But gath'ring up fresh store,
Through ages yet to come, shall shine,
And shine, forever more.
"Virtuous Age" by James McCauley
Lo, as the lily lifts its shining bosom
From the lone couch of waters where it slept,
When the fair morn toucheth and waketh it;
So riseth up my lily from the deep
Where human souls are vexed in awful dreams!
"Within and Without: Part V: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

About eight years ago I held up DiamondWare as a shining example of what communications should be – HD, stereo and 3-D .
And good luck trying to sleep with a baseball bat shoved up where the sun don't shine.
All the signs were there — show up in shining armor, slay a dragon or two (as long as they are wee dragons and of little threat), and do no harm to the butterflies .
Europe's largest shopping destination Bluewater has hired Shine Communications as it looks to up its comms clout.
The band lets the song shine as they describe the regrets and yearning experienced following a break-up.
The weather is warming up and patio tables at local restaurants are sure to be packed when the sun is shining.
About eight years ago I held up DiamondWare as a shining example of what communications should be – HD, stereo and 3-D.
"He came up to me and you know, he was just shining," said Buffett.
Reynolds shines and Junior events wrap up in Huntington more.
Well, many of are looking for jobs, or to move on up these days, and Yahoo Shine came up with a list of five worst things to include on your resume they might blow your chances of getting a job.
Get your classic cars shined up for a cruise-in this Saturday, June 2, at Preferred Auto in LaGrange.
Imagine the sun shining down as one is sitting on the porch with feet up and resting.
The morning Rise & Shine team is all smiles during the final Saturday working for Community Shape -Up.
1 mistress suggested yesterday that she took up with the golf great because she saw him as her "knight in shining armor" after losing her fiancé on 9/11.
As summer creeps up on us and the sun begins to shine, many people have to start worrying about how to protect their skin.
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In science:

Something has caused these knots to light up between 1995.8 and 2007.5; this clue will determine the mechanism by which the knots shine.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
In high-mass X-ray binaries, electrons accelerated at the shock between the pulsar and the stellar winds can shine up to TeV energies42,30 by upscattering the stellar radiation.
Unidentified EGRET sources in the Galaxy
But the source coincides with PSR J1856+0113 and its bow-shock PWN that shines in synchrotron up to keV energies.
Unidentified EGRET sources in the Galaxy
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