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edifice
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition a building — especially a large one

or:

a conceptual or organizational framework
  • You have laid a foundation that any edifice may be raised upon; and is it not a pity that you should devote the spring-time of your life to such a poor pursuit as I can offer?'
    Chapters 34-36 (69% in)
  • Within the shadow, I may figuratively say, of that religious edifice immortalized by Chaucer, which was anciently the resort of Pilgrims from the remotest corners of — in short,' said Mr. Micawber, 'in the immediate neighbourhood of the Cathedral.'
    Chapters 25-27 (95% in)
  • But there was no vacancy for a tenor in the venerable Pile for which this city is so justly eminent; and he has — in short, he has contracted a habit of singing in public-houses, rather than in sacred edifices.'
    Chapters 52-54 (50% in)

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