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- An exemplary attribute
- Heneage Dundas ... was an amiable young man, much caressed by those who knew him for his shining parts and particularly for his skill in the mathematics; — Patrick O'Brian, "Master and Commander".
- We see the world piece by piece, as the sun, the moon, the animal, the tree; but the whole, of which these are shining parts, is the soul. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Over Soul", 1841.