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.
luster says he believed his antiques and other possessions would be sold, with the proceeds going to his two young children.
But it seems like more and more, the movie theater has lost its luster of an “innocent” place.
You will observe that the luster of his high ideals was already dimming.
Her face was sallow and dry, and the luster had gone from her black hair.
But this headlight seemed different from the others, paler in its luster, not so steady in its glare.
He took it up and passed the luster of it slowly through his fingers.
There is no plush made which will give the service, present the luster and retain a standing pile as37 long as mohair.
"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.).