Thursday , 20 June 2024

Polished meaning

Adjective: polished

Pronunciation: (pó-lisht)

Polished meaning:

  • Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience

Synonyms: refined, urbane 

  • (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed

Synonyms: milled 

  • (of lumber or stone) trimmed and smoothed

Synonyms: dressed 

  • Perfected or made shiny and smooth

meaning of polished

Verb: polish

Pronunciation: (pó-lish)

Polished meaning:

  • Make (a surface) shiny

Synonyms: smooth, smoothen, shine 

  • Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

Synonyms: tune, down 

  • Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

Synonyms: round, round off, polish up, brush up
Quotations:

  1. Rumi – If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
  2. Confucius – The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
  3. Solange nicole – A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.
  4. Patrick Rothfuss – I walked across the polished marble floor and sat on a red velvet lounging couch. I idly wondered how exactly one was supposed to lounge. I couldn’t remember ever doing it myself. After a moment’s consideration, I decided lounging was probably similar to relaxing, but with more money in your pocket.
  5. Tana French- I read a lot. I always have, but in those two years I gorged myself on books with a voluptuous, almost erotic gluttony. I would go to the local library and take out as many as I could, and then lock myself in the bedsit and read solidly for a week. I went for old books, the older the better–Tolstoy, Poe, Jacobean tragedies, a dusty translation of Laclos, so that when I finally resurfaced, blinking and dazzled, it took me days to stop thinking in their cool, polished, crystalline rhythms.
  6. Erin Morgenstern – The sign outside this tent is accompanied by a small box full of smooth black stones. The text instructs you to take one with you as you enter. Inside, the tent is dark, the ceiling covered with open black umbrellas, the curving handles hanging down like icicles. In the center of the room there is a pool. Memories begin to creep forward from hidden corners of your mind. Passing disappointments. The stone feels heavier in your hand. When you drop it in the pool to join the rest of the stones, you feel lighter. As though you have released something more than a smooth polished piece of rock.
  7. John Adams – You go on, I presume, with your Latin Exercises: and I wish to hear of your beginning upon Sallust who is one of the most polished and perfect of the Roman Historians, every Period of whom, and I had almost said every Syllable and every Letter is worth Studying. In Company with Sallust, Cicero, Tacitus and Livy, you will learn Wisdom and Virtue. You will see them represented, with all the Charms which Language and Imagination can exhibit, and Vice and Folly painted in all their Deformity and Horror. You will ever remember that all the End of study is to make you a good Man and a useful Citizen. This will ever be the Sum total of the Advice of your affectionate Father, John Adams
  8. Nora Roberts – There I go being critical again. Does a man have to stand on one foot and juggle for me to consider him entertaining? What am I looking for? A knight? No, knights are all polished and shiny. I think my taste runs to something with a bit of tarnish and maybe a few scratches. Someone who can make me laugh and cry and make me angry and make my knees tremble when he touches me.
  9. Khaled Hosseini – I’ve crossed paths since with men like him. I wish I could say differently. But I have. And what I have learned is that you dig a little and you find they’re all the same, give or take. Some are more polished, granted. They may come with a little bit of charm or a lot  and that can fool you. But really they’re all unhappy little boys sloshing around in their own rage. They feel wronged. They haven’t been given their due. 
  10. Vanna Bonta – People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.

Sample sentences:

  1. The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
  2. Most people are on the world, not in it  have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them  undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate.
  3. If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished??
  4. Niches set back in the walls contained polished marble statues of entwined bodies. Will looked away from them hastily, and then back. It wasn’t as if Magnus seemed to be paying attention to what Will was doing, and he’d honestly never imagined two people could get themselves into a position like that, much less make it look artistic.
  5. To really touch something, she is learning the bark of a sycamore tree in the gardens; a pinned stag beetle in the Department of Etymology; the exquisitely polished interior of a scallop shell in Dr. Geffard’s workshop is to love it.
  6. After all, what was the whole wide world but a place for people to yearn for their heart’s impossible desires, for those desires to become entrenched in defiance of logic, plausibility, and even the passage of time, as eternal as polished marble.
  7. This is the problem with even lesser demons. They come to your doorstep in velvet coats and polished shoes. They tip their hats and smile and demonstrate good table manners. They never show you their tails.
  8. I tell you these stories because these things happen to everyone. It’s not about being starched or polished or cute or polite. It’s about having ears that stick out, about breaking yet another glass. It’s about seeing something for the first time and making a million mistakes and not ever getting completely discouraged.
  9. Thank you for finding her for me, my savior said to them, smooth and polished. Enjoy the Rite. There was enough of a bite beneath his last words that the faeries stiffened. Without further comment, they scuttled back to the bonfires. I stepped out of the shelter of my savior’s arm and turned to thank him. Standing before me was the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
  10. A Faint Music by Robert Hass May be you need to write a poem about grace. When everything broken is broken, and everything dead is dead,  and the hero has looked into the mirror with complete contempt ,and the heroine has studied her face and its defects remorselessly. He thought it was degrading to the rainbow perch he’d reeled in gleaming from the cliffs, the black rock bass, scales like polished carbon, in beds of kelp  along the coast and he realized that the reason for the word was crabs, or mussels, clams. 
  11. Jason looked like her was trying to figure out an equation. Let me get this straight. Your table ran away  because you polished him with Windex.
  12. Today I am not in my skin. My body cannot contain me. I am spilling out and over, like a rogue wave on the shore. Today I can’t keep myself from feeling like I don’t have a friend in the world. And no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to pick myself up off the floor. My demons are lying in wait, they are grinning in the shadows, their polished fangs glinting, knowing today, it will be an easy kill. But tomorrow, tomorrow could be different, and that is what keeps me going today.
  13. Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more – more unseen forms become manifest to him.
  14. This place sickened him. Anywhere else, you simply killed your enemy with a sword. Or poisoned him, if you had the honor less instincts of an assassin. Here, it was layer upon layer of constructed double-dealing, dark, polished and unpleasant. He would have assumed tonight the product of Laurent’s own mind, if Laurent were not so clearly the victim.
  15. No matter how smart you might appear to be later with your set of diplomas on their fine white parchment, the mistakes you made before the real lessons sunk in never fade. No matter how high you hang those official documents with their official seals and signatures, how shinning and polished the frame, your reflection in the glass will never let you forget how stupid you felt when you didn’t know any better.
  16. For although nepenthe has calmed me, I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men. This I have known ever since I stretched out my fingers to the abomination within that great gilded frame; stretched out my fingers and touched a cold and unyielding surface of polished glass.
  17. Lord, if I thought you were listening, I’d pray for this above all: that any church set up in your name should remain poor, and powerless, and modest. That it should wield no authority except that of love. That it should never cast anyone out. That it should own no property and make no laws. That it should not condemn, but only forgive. That it should be not like a palace with marble walls and polished floors, and guards standing at the door. 
  18. Just imagine! In the early nineteenth century, this cathedral was in such a state of disrepair that the city considered tearing it down. Luckily for us, Victor Hugo heard about the plans to destroy it and wrote The Hunchback of Notre-Dame to raise awareness of its glorious history. And, by golly, did it work! Parisians campaigned to save it, and the building was repaired and polished to the pristine state you find today.
  19. Inside me are the real things that give me strength my thoughts, the small stones of my own choosing. They tumble in my mind, some polished from frequent turning, some new and rough, some that cut.
  20. She thinks he’s not an animal like Barons. That he’s more civilized. She right, he is more polished. But it only makes him more dangerous. With Barons you expect to get fucked up royally. With Ryodan you don’t see it coming.

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