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.
The last section, “Orientalism,” is exquisite and gilded, with golden-hued floral wallpaper.
As each model strode by, it was like watching a fairy tale come to life in the gilded salons of the Crillon.
The gilded vanes on their twisted chimneys and carved parapets pointed motionless to the warm south.
There were other and still other banners, in velvet or in satin, balanced at the end of gilded batons.
It was nearly seven o'clock, but the sun had not yet warmed or gilded the atmosphere.
A sunbeam, escaping from beneath a cloud, gilded the fine drops of water.
In a big, new, gilded room sailors and sergeants played checkers and more serious Venetians worked out dismal problems in chess.
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."