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fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc.
an instance of
feeling, manners, etc.
the act or process of
the quality or state of being
a subtle point or distinction.
an improved, higher, or extreme form of something:
a refinement of the old system.
a set whose elements include the elements of a given set.
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The message was of utter
that, even in the parade of long gowns, kept a supple and personal elegance.
There is no limitation in the spectrum of sound waves, only in the
of the human ear.
of our consciousness is imperative.
Likewise, the way some of the dinosaurs moved could use a little more
It's astonishing to have such ornate
in the middle of the stark landscape.
IN the garden, as elsewhere,
is often viewed as a plus.
lets do the test for a month, two days is nothing.
of the current acceptable theories doesn't fit the bill.
Pardon my unruly critical thought processes, but in my experience only ideas that can survive criticism and
of petroleum isn't emission free when they distill it either.
British Dictionary definitions for
the act of refining or the state of being refined
a fine or delicate point, distinction, or expression; a subtlety
fineness or precision of thought, expression, manners, etc; polish or cultivation
a device, change, adaptation, etc, designed to improve performance or increase efficiency
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The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdry that you can...
(...) rough and uncultured as not to gain brilliance and refinement from eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero