Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
2 " The old English balladist may stir Sir Philip Sidney's heart like a trumpet, and this is much; but Homer, but the few artists in the grand style, can do more - they can refine the raw natural man, they can transmute him " (On Translating Homer, p. 61).
The humanistic movement led these learned writers to engraft the graces of the antique upon their native literature, and to refine it by emulating the lucidity of Petrarch.
(Paris, 1889-1893); Le Roux de Lincy, Vie de la refine Anne de Bretagne (Paris, 1860); H.
By "make a car," I mean really make a car: dig iron ore out of the ground, smelt it to steel, wildcat for oil, find oil and refine it into gasoline, and so on.