• WordNet 3.6
    • adj refreshing imparting vitality and energy "the bracing mountain air"
    • adj refreshing pleasantly new or different "common sense of a most refreshing sort"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1929, the Coca-Cola slogan was "The Pause That Refreshes."
    • a Refreshing Reviving; reanimating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n refreshing Refreshment; that which refreshes; relief after fatigue or suffering.
    • refreshing Tending or serving to refresh; invigorating; reviving; reanimating: sometimes used with a humorous or sarcastic implication.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Refreshing reviving, invigorating
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”
  • Martin Luther
    “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
  • Jane Austen
    “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
  • Margaret Fairless Barber
    Margaret Fairless Barber
    “To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
  • William Penn
    “True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”


In literature:

I was at the refreshment-room at London Bridge when I first met him.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Having refreshed our horses, we followed this channel downwards, without meeting with more water.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
I washed myself in it, which refreshed me a little.
"Explorations in Australia" by John Forrest
The meetings for the discipline of the Society were often times of spiritual refreshment to him.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
They are cooling and refreshing, of agreeable flavor, and tend to prevent constipation.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The ball room at the Waldorf had been secured and many splendid booths were to be erected for the sale of novelties, notions and refreshments.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne
Then abruptly, after a last turn they descended to the valley of the Tulettes, which was refreshed by springs.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
For them, still more than for the European peasant, repose is the most agreeable refreshment.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
Complete wood and water, and procure refreshments.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
Is it to renew his provisions at the refreshment bar?
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

"Like the streams that most refresh us
In the desert parch'd and drear,
Sorrow renders love more precious,
Makes the cherish'd one more dear."
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels
He smiles, and on his opening lip
Might saints refresh, and angels sip;
He blushes—'tis the rosy light,
That morning wears on leaving night.
"Love Asleep" by William Crafts
Kind Zephyr! brush each fragrant flower,
And shed its odours round my bower;
Or never more, O gentle Wind!
Shall I from thee refreshment find.
"Daphne's Visit" by William Shenstone
Of living water pure, that teems
On fainting souls refreshing streams;
Of gen'rous wine to cheer the strong,
And milk to feed the tender young:
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
But the moon shall revisit my soul, Dolores,
And the rose shall refresh my heart,
When I meet thee again in heaven, Dolores,
Never again to part.
"Dolores" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
When wilt thou fall from clouds above,
In silver showers, refreshing rain?
When wilt thou come, reviving love,
With dew, and make me whole again?
"Echoes Of Spring" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

The 2011 Saladini Pilastri Rosato is refreshing and redeeming.
Despite no major desktop or laptop refreshes (the new MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs weren't announced until June 11) Mac sales increased.
I admit, I am sick of the "weave all down your back" look and it is so refreshing to see Brandy's new hair cut.
Find refreshment on the waves of Lake Michigan and watch as beginner sailing students learn the ropes and find peace on the water.
Men's Tennis: Frost refreshed but 'a little rusty.
Win complimentary refreshments at ISC West.
Late nights, early mornings, long road trips—sometimes you just can't avoid driving when you're less-than-completely refreshed.
Endlessly Refreshed and Refreshing.
Nov 22, 2010 by Judith Dodd in Refresh.
It does kind of taste like champagne, like they promised?very refreshing and delicious.
Social gathering & refreshments follow.
The high cost of concession stand refreshments and snacks might keep moviegoers from frequent visits, but they are necessary to keep theaters updated and profitable.
Gus Jones is counting down the days to spring practice with a refreshed outlook.
Roni Moore has been named vice president of marketing and communications for NAMA , the Chicago-based national association representing the vending and refreshment services industry.
Paramedic Refresher Course, March 2012.

In science:

The schema, the first extraction (which populates the data warehouse or the data mart) and the refresh process are generated.
Towards Conceptual Multidimensional Design in Decision Support Systems
These dependency makefiles are refreshed only when the corresponding article is changed.
A Wiki for Mizar: Motivation, Considerations, and Initial Prototype
Technically, we allow the additional finite register, which is observed after each step of the computation to decide whether to accept, reject, or continue, to have multiple symbols in its alphabet corresponding to each of these alternatives, and to be refreshed to its initial symbol after each observation2 .
Quantum computation with devices whose contents are never read
In this section, we shall first refresh the concept of the Stieltjes integral transformation, and then discuss how the inverse transformation can be found.
On the computation of the spectral density of two-point functions: complex masses, cut rules and beyond
The averaging is then further increased on the readout computer in order to reach a refresh rate of 20 Hz.
Electronics and data acquisition demonstrator for a kinetic inductance camera