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Synonyms for gem

Synonyms for gem

someone or something considered exceptionally precious

Synonyms for gem

art highly prized for its beauty or perfection


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a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry

a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry

a sweet quick bread baked in a cup-shaped pan

a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry

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The new compounds of sodium and chlorine also formed rectangular and gemlike internal structures that had different properties.
That night he wakes up with a burning and tingling agony in his hand--"in his right hand-the very hand which Beatrice had grasped in her own when he was on the point of plucking one of the gemlike flowers" (285).
Isn't it better to shield our internationally famous museum and our beloved gemlike church from the encroachment of the urban sprawl?
Seamus Heaney's "most bracing read" of 2009 was also the collection, "a portrait of the Dubliner as a young European with a hard gemlike gift for language, learning and mockery.
Both pursuits-despite efforts to seem effortless-cannot shake their precious, studied and gemlike impression.
Mohsin Hamid's slender, gemlike novel about a young Pakistani man's post-9/11 identity crisis receives illuminating but heavy-handed screen treatment in "The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
So I have to pick another radiant, gemlike cherry and savor every drop of precious juice.
13) Other precious stones line the sides and bottom of the river (109-20), just as Orual describes herself as treading on gemlike grass down into a shining gemlike valley.
The jewel proves to be more lexical than Gautier's "Verbe" and the latter more gemlike than the jewel.
Replete with numerous finely drawn characters, gripping episodes, wise humor, and a chromatic, gemlike prose that surprises to the very end, Descencia's masterful scrutiny, revision, and humanization of history's wrenching emotional complexity recalls other excellent novels of recent years, such as Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, and J.
Not so with the speeches of Frederick Douglass, whose wartime writing still rings with clarity, concision, and a gemlike brilliance of intellect and moral passion.
The aroma of about two pounds of gemlike mussels in their open shells aswim in a delightfully fragrant bath was heady, indeed.
Yet socioeconomic, production, reception studies still outweigh studies that help us find that burning, gemlike moment (pace Pater).
And how about the gorgeous item shown on the cover: a gemlike 2.