How to use Refinement in a sentence
He was hard and cruel, without any refinement or interest in cultu e.
Her walk was unguarded like her mannerisms, a sweet lack of refinement he wasn't sure he liked.
The rise of Persian influence made itself felt in much the same way as the Norman influence in England by bringing a newer refinement into poetry.
For practical purposes this refinement is of small value, the two ideas being aspects of the same thing; cf.
As a man of education and refinement, fond of music, the fine arts, and polite literature, he was unintelligible to the szlachta, who regarded all artists and poets as either mechanics or adventurers.Advertisement
The work is celebrated for its delicacy and refinement, but lacks the life and character of that in earlier ages.
The literary refinement which marks his essays in prose is not conspicuous in his verse, which is of a more simple character.
Nor were his intimate associates men of refinement and taste; they were rather good fellows who quietly enjoyed a good bottle and a joke; he uniformly avoided encounters of wit with his equals.
Considerations on the Philosophy of Portuguese Literary History, has that peculiar refinement, clearness and conciseness which stamped the later work of this sensitive thinker.
Yet, apart from its sterling excellence, it is not without beauties, for it is marked by loftiness of thought, a love of purity and truth, and refinement in taste and feeling.Advertisement
Probably nowhere can the actual historical progress from the primitive use of animal sacrifices to the later refinement of burning incense be more clearly traced than in the pages of the Old Testament, where no mention of the latter rite occurs before the period of the Mosaic legislation; but in the monuments of ancient Egypt the authentic traces of the use of incense that still exist carry us back to a much earlier date.
Charles was impressed with the wealth and refinement of the citizens, and above all with the solid fortress-like appearance of their palaces.
One of the earliest of these poets, Muti' ibn Ayas, shows the new depth of personal feeling and refinement of expression.
She displays throughout much greater real refinement of feeling than the more highflying Roxana, and is at any rate flesh and blood, if the flesh be somewhat frail and the blood somewhat hot.
The grammatical structure of some north Australian languages has a considerable degree of refinement.Advertisement
For in Ford's genius there was real refinement, except when the "suprasensually sensual" impulse or the humbler self-delusion referred to came into play.
At a later period, pari passe with the spiritualization of the god, comes a refinement of the tastes attributed to him, and the finer parts of the sacrifice, finally it may be only its savour, are alone regarded as acceptable offerings.
The subject of this youthful effort was suggested, its author says, by a refinement of vanity - " the desire of justifying and praising the object of a favourite pursuit," namely, the study of ancient literature.
The chief adviser of Theodoric, the East Gothic king in Italy, he accepted with ardour that monarch's great scheme, if indeed, he did not himself originally suggest it, of welding Roman and Goth together into one harmonious state which should preserve the social refinement and the intellectual culture of the Latin-speaking races without losing the hardy virtues of their Teutonic conquerors.
The style of all the ruins is late classic and highly ornate, but without refinement.Advertisement
Of foreigners, the Asiatics bore the greatest value, as most amenable to command, and most versed in the arts of luxurious refinement.
They set the fashion of ghazel-writing; and their appearance was the signal for a more regular cultivation of poetry and a greater attention to literary style and to refinement of language.
A profusion of precious stones, and absence of skill or refinement in workmanship, distinguish Roman from Greek or Etruscan jewelry; but in the character of the designs there is no real difference.
By the genius of Rene Theophile Laennec (1781-1826), diseases of the lungs and heart were laid on a foundation so broad that his successors have been occupied in detail and refinement rather than in reconstruction.
By a refinement of cruelty Savonarola was the last to suffer.Advertisement
Kenzan, adopted his style, and left a reputation as a decorator of pottery hardly less brilliant than Krins in that of lacquer; and a later follower, HOitsu (1762-1828), greatly excelled the master in delicacy and refinement, although inferior to him in vigour and invention.
They worked, too, with a skill little inferior to that of the GotOs, Naras, and other aristocratic sculptors of sword ornaments, and often with a refinement which their relative disadvantages in education and associations render especially remarkable.
From the time of Mimnermus this form seems to have presented itself as the most natural vehicle for the poetry of pleasure in an age of luxury, refinement and incipient decay.
Of course, for many purposes, mean conditions may be adopted and mean scale-values be found which are applicable with considerable pre cision to small angles or to comparatively crude observations of large distances; but the highest refinement is lost unless means are provided for determining the scale-value for each observer at each epoch of observation.
The chief authority for his life is Tacitus, according to whom Secundus was a man of refinement and brilliant intellect.Advertisement
There he found little religion and less refinement; but no serious difficulty seems to have been made about his reading the classics and the Fathers with his friends to his heart's content.
Although, however, gravitation has formed the most perfect instance of an influence completely expressible, up to the most extreme refinement of accuracy, in terms of laws of direct action across space, yet, as is well known, the author of this ideally simple and perfect theory held the view that it is not possible to conceive of direct mechanical action independent of means of transmission.
Beneath an outward gloss of refinement these nobles were, as a class, coarse and selfish, and they made it their chief object to promote their own interests by fostering absolutist tendencies.
The mannerisms and grotesque exaggerations of his writings annoyed persons of refinement, and suggest Matthew Arnold's advice to flee " Carlylese " as you would flee the devil.
There is a marked growth of refinement and of ideas of morality, and a condemnation of the shameless vice and oppression which went on amid a punctilious and splendid worship. It is extremely significant that between the teaching of the prophetical writings and the spirit of the Mosaic legislation there is an unmistakable bond.Advertisement
In its hot plastic state iron can be formed and modelled under the hammer to almost any degree of refinement, while its great strength allows it to be beaten out into leaves and ornaments of almost paperlike thinness and delicacy.
And not only in bronze, but in Paris jewellery, enamels, silver, pewter and iron work a cultured refinement is apparent, beside which other productions, even the most finished, appear crude.
According to one account, he was possessed of considerable learning; during his reign the Scottish court attained some degree of refinement, and Scotland counted in European politics as she had never done before.
Inquiries conducted with the refinement which characterizes those of Kirchhoff are always instructive, and his book contains very many just observations; but it is impossible to admit his main conclusions.
Italian society exhibited an almost unexampled spectacle of literary, artistic and courtly refinement crossed by brutalities of lust, treasons, poisonings, assassinations, violence.Advertisement
But in its technical sense the word is used to describe what the Greek philosophers invented, and what the noblest of them lifted to the extreme refinement of an art.
It may be noted that the peasants of Theocritus differ greatly in refinement.
A man of refinement and education, a member of an influential family, a popular social leader and an eloquent speaker - at the age of twenty-three he was chosen by the town authorities of Boston to deliver the Independence Day oration - Otis yet lacked conspicuous ability as a statesman.
Nevertheless, in its dimmed and blackened state, the portrait casts an irresistible spell alike by subtlety of expression, by refinement and precision of drawing, and by the romantic invention of its background.
Since identification of spectral lines is a matter of extreme refinement, any cause which may displace lines from their normal places, or otherwise change their features, must be examined scrupulously.Advertisement
His brother, Spurius Mummius, a man of greater refinement and intellectual powers, accompanied Lucius as his legate to Achaea, whence he sent letters to his friends at Rome, describing his experiences in humorous verse.
In short, More's Platonism appears to be really as hedonistic as Hobbism; only the feeling to which it appeals as ultimate motive is of a kind that only a mind of exceptional moral refinement can habitually feel with the decisive intensity required.
He was a man of refinement who had learned much during his long exile (1842-1859).
The history of the Greenwich observatory is one of strenuous efforts for refinement, stimulated by the growing stringency of theoretical necessities.
But he seems to have had no redeeming touch of refinement or humanity.Advertisement
In addition to the remains found in the graves (see Falerii), which belong mainly to the period of Etruscan domination and give ample evidence of material prosperity and refinement, the earlier strata have yielded more primitive remains from the Italic epoch.
Between 1989 and 1992, I traveled to China to document the extraordinary beauty and refinement of Chinese vernacular architecture.
These include a means to refine the atomicity of operations and events; a means to mechanize the refinement checking process.
In Morgan's refinement calculus it appears with respect to initial variable values.
In the Protestant parts of petty-bourgeois Germany, refinement has long been considered decadent.
They know the slow growing fine fescue and bent grasses, only require gentle refinement to produce high quality putting surfaces.
The sample is then crystallized by means of a zone refinement technique using an infra-red laser (see image ).
Difference density maps were used to locate the ordered solvent molecules, which were included in the refinement.
The gradual growth and refinement of the collection has been a strictly not-for-profit enterprise.
All atoms belonging to the same occupancy group have the same shift applied during occupancy refinement.
Each stage of refinement defines a new, denser, polyhedron whose vertices are related to local sets of vertices of the original.
The plan was a harsh refinement of a campaign last summer by Interior Ministry forces that failed to crush Albanian rebels.
These models are undergoing further refinement by MD simulations prior to being used in electrostatics calculations.
These data were then used for iterative refinement, resulting in the improved class averages.
Once that is done you can run " restrained refinement ", and bad VDW clashes should be corrected fairly reliably.
Also anisotropic refinement causes the ring to flatten out with my new slack restraints.
There's more information about crystallographic refinement with RAPPER in the refinement HOW-TO.
In particular, we demonstrate the superiority of the proposed approach over standard mesh refinement algorithms which employ ad hoc error indicators.
An extensive research program is directed at the understanding of grain refinement in Al alloys.
Removed pointless and time wasting MAD single additional atom refinement (this may need to be done for MIR too ).
One of their most popular lines is the garden summerhouse which represent the height of outdoor refinement.
According to Isocrates, whose panegyric must however be read with caution, Evagoras was a model ruler, whose aim was to promote the welfare of his state and of his subjects by the cultivation of Greek refinement and civilization, which had been almost obliterated in Salamis by a long period of barbarian rule.
The special feature of his work is its extreme accuracy and definiteness; he combines the highest mathematical acumen with refinement of experimental skill, so that the idea of ranking him as higher in one department than another does not arise.
His familiarity with the methods of mathematical analysis and a certain refinement of taste in their application have resulted in great beauty of form.
She strove to impart also something of the refinement and ornamental attributes of Western civilization, and aspired to raise her adopted fatherland intellectually and artistically to the west-European level.
In the imperial court, so far as outward decorum and refinement were concerned, there was an immense improvement, and the upper section of the old Russian Dvorianstvo became a noblesse with French aristocratic conceptions and ideals.
There is something, too, in his fastidious refinement and in his shrinking from the rough contact of life that reminds us of the English poet Gray.
But this refinement was long looked upon as a mere fad, both by the soldiers who used the smooth-bore (or converted rifle) musket, and by experienced short-range snapshooters.
As a conscious effort to bring religion into daily life, chivalry was less successful than later puritanism; while the educated classes of our own day far surpass the average medieval knight in discipline, self-control and outward or inward refinement.
The group of two longnecked gazelles facing a palm tree is of extraordinary refinement, and shows the, artistic consciousness in every part; the symmetric rendering of the palm tree, reduced to fit the scale of the animals, the dainty grace of the smooth gazelles contrasted with the rugged stem, the delicacy of the long flowing curves and the fine indications of the joints, all show a sense of design which has rarely been equalled in the ceaseless repetitions of the tree and supporters motive during every age since.
It wants only the magnanimity and refinement.
Post refinement gives very accurate cell parameters but has a relatively small radius of convergence.
Assuming an accurate cell has already been obtained so no further refinement of cell parameters is required.
Live births may be achieved by further refinement of the technique.
There 's more information about crystallographic refinement with RAPPER in the refinement HOW-TO.
Now go into a series of release parameter, refine set of refinement cycles.
An important feature of the search system is the proposed iterative refinement algorithm.
Removed pointless and time wasting MAD single additional atom refinement (this may need to be done for MIR too).
I only use rigid body refinement and there is no TLS refinement in Refmac.
Ideally it should be addressed by a refinement in the definition of a scheduled monument to embrace evidence of anthropogenic significance.
Refinement of the triclinic structure is now in process.
Soon after the triplex mower, came the introduction of more efficient and effective turf refinement tools.
There is also a tutorial on Graphical unit cell refinement of the silver behenate C-axis using Celref.
I was vexed to find the alloy of modern refinement in a lady who had so much old family spirit.
Whether it's a classic shiny brass lamp or an Asian ginger jar lamp, decorative table lamps will add instant elegance and refinement to a traditional, eclectic, or modern room.
If refinement is the quality you desire most in your infant girl's wardrobe, then it's best to avoid the more ostentatious version of these socks.
The main separation is refinement of fabrics and cut.
If you ever compare a bottle of wines made in this method to the other methods of sparkling winemaking, you will notice a difference in the quality, refinement, and character of the bubbles.
This refinement frees children from some of the long-term toxic effects and complications that can negatively affect quality of life and survival even if the cancer is cured.
One important refinement to it comes from considering the role of opposing, or antagonistic, muscle pairs.
Nut and plant sources of Omega-3 fatty acids actually require some filtering and refinement by the human body - much like crude oil needs to be refined.
Cashmere only adds to the outfit's classiness by adding a hint of refinement to the mix.
The most common type of wax used in making candles is paraffin wax, a hydrocarbon that is a byproduct of the refinement process of crude oil.
Good poetry transcends the language of ordinary communication, which is what makes poetry such a valuable craft; it is the very refinement of language.
For example, an elaborately knotted Celtic design done in gold and platinum conveys an air of elegance and refinement, while a textured or hammered swirl can emit more casual vibes.
Based on his years of living in Britain, his designs incorporated a sophisticated sense of nobility and refinement including equestrian-inspired detailing and simple yet elegant styles.
Pairing a Tod's bag with a vintage rocker t-shirt and flare-leg pants may negate the refinement of a Tod's handbag.
Being that Liz Claiborne handbags are created with contemporary career-driven females in mind, an emphasis on simplicity, modernity, and refinement are key to the designs of these bags.
Yet even today, Anne Klein's designs remain committed to a vision of luxury, refinement, and practicality that is indispensable to the American female sophisticate.
As mentioned previously, quilting is a subtle trend that has yet to die because of the peculiar refinement associated with the style.
Leather does add a touch of quality and refinement, boosting your image from freshman to graduate student in no time!
These accessories carry with them a sense of refinement, though there is no definable reason as to why.
Refinement, comfort, and luxury are all top considerations when you are looking to purchase evening shoes for women.
There is something to be said about simplistic refinement in a tattoo, but even star tattoo ideas can become very detailed and unique.
The fabulous looking Silver Dial with Automatic Movement, Plexiglas Crystal, Polished Case, Black Perforated Leather Strap, 50 Meters / 100 Feet Water Resistant and Luminescent Hands & Markers comes with lot more refinement.
The watch is a perfect blend of sophistication and refinement.
Nothing whispers elegance like a watch set with lovely, sparkling diamonds, and the square face gives the watch an added touch of refinement.
During refinement, the blended chocolate goes through heavy rollers to blend and smooth the texture.
If you look at movies from the period, you can see that it is not just the clothes that give the actresses such elegance and refinement.