Needless to say, the gallows humor that is a hallmark of my former profession has lost much of its luster.
Yes, everybody worships David Petraeus—me, too—but how long would his luster survive if he went on the campaign trail?
At 45 he had lost his luster, his zest for work, life, and family.
"gloss, radiance," 1520s, from Middle French lustre "gloss, radiance" (14c.), common Romanic (cf. Spanish and Portuguese lustre, Rumanian lustru, Italian lustro "splendor, brilliancy"), from Latin lustrare "spread light over, brighten, illumine," related to lucere "shine," lux "light" (see light (n.)).
"one who lusts," 1590s, agent noun from lust (v.).