In person, Khoury is genial and a fine conversationalist, speaking English gilded with a pronounced Arabic accent.
You may be wondering what work of monumental consequence is contained within these gilded pages.
Forstmann, who grew up privileged in the gilded suburb of Greenwich, Conn., was an establishment Republican.
1560s (late Old English had gegylde); in modern use the more dignified past participle of gild (q.v.). Shakespeare's lilies were never gilded; the quote ("King John," iv.2) is, "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily."