Definition of 'burnish'
Example sentences containing 'burnish'
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A burnished finish softens the outlines and underscores the sculpted story. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The post added that it hardly burnished his image. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet another chance to retire, reputation burnished, was passed up. Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough (2007)He burnished JFK's reputation as a great president. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'burnish'
Used Rarely. burnish is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of burnish from the Collins English Dictionary
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