What does the word refined mean?

Usage examples for refined

  1. With her delicate and refined beauty he had been struck from the first, and was now still more pleased with her animated and intelligent conversation. – Won from the Waves by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. I do like to see refined manners in people. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  3. It seemed as if the mere brute force through which Hardy had dominated her intellect hitherto, had become refined by some extraordinary process, and was exerting a moral influence over her. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
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