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shining part



shining part (plural shining parts)

  1. An exemplary attribute.
    • Patrick O'Brian, "Master and Commander"
      Heneage Dundas ... was an amiable young man, much caressed by those who knew him for his shining parts and particularly for his skill in the mathematics; []
    • 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Over Soul
      We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul.