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refurbish

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Definition restore, repair, or update
  • But in her honor, we have resurrected the East Wing, and your generous donations shall make it possible to see to its refurbishment.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • After sprucing it up a little, Mr. Clem advertised a drawing in the paper "for a name more befitting this fine, refurbished, modern establishment."
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • They were refurbishing last season's nests and furiously scolding neighbours who were doing exactly the same thing.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • This would be a time to find a sheltered place beside a stream to rest and refurbish.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • While they discuss the pros and cons of buying refurbished engine parts off of eBay, I sit hack and relax.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • And they could always do some refurbishing after he'd moved in.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Large signs on all the dusty doors read: 'Closed for Refurbishment'.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • It was refurbished but obviously done well, and he set it aside before skimming the work order.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • The Captain made both me and Call sit down in his clean, refurbished living room.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • The restaurant had been refurbished, the food now under the auspices of a television chef whose face appeared on posters around the racecourse.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • It was spalike by comparison and had been recently refurbished in shades of beige.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I hang out in my refurbished closet.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • It's a refurbished ambulance," Bert grumbled.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Look at a boy like Ned Silverton—he's really too good to be used to refurbish anybody's social shabbiness.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She was casually surveying the house, which at that point appeared, at least on view from the street, to have been totally refurbished.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Before his death, Pa sent the gun to Browning for refurbishing and repair but received a letter back from the company saying it was "extremely abused."
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • We bought the two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow a few months after we returned from our honeymoon and immediately set about refurbishing it.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • During the winter of 1970-71, after we had refurbished the Overlook but before our first season, I hired this... this unfortunate named Delbert Grady.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I thought of the chairs we sat on—discarded, I imagined, during the refurbishing of an office in Minneapolis or Miami—and about their long journey here.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Bales of arrows lined the pavilion, and among them sat a score or more fletchers, busy refurbishing arrows whose feathers had been damaged during the Battle of the Burning Plains.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

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