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used in Killing Kennedy

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polish and make shiny — especially metal

or more generally:  to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
  • His lack of coat, top hat, scarf, or gloves is an intentional ploy to burnish his athletic image.
    p. 8.6
  • JFK has long been aware that revelations about his philandering would ruin not only that carefully burnished image of him as a family man but also his political future.
    p. 173.1
  • A movie about Kennedy's old boat, PT-109, is a popular summer hit, further burnishing the president's heroic image.
    p. 198.1
  • It has been argued that Camelot was a myth concocted by Jackie Kennedy to burnish her husband's legacy.
    p. 301.9

There are no more uses of "burnish" in Killing Kennedy.

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