The trade signs (and they were almost as many as the shops) were, all, grim illustrations of Want.
Altogether, the Old Bailey, at that date, was a choice illustration of the precept, that "Whatever is is right;" an aphorism that would be as final as it is lazy, did it not include the troublesome consequence, that nothing that ever was, was wrong.
The fashion of the last Louis but one, of the line that was never to break —the fourteenth Louis—was conspicuous in their rich furniture; but, it was diversified by many objects that were illustrations of old pages in the history of France.
We will say, to put a case and for the sake of illustration, that he had been used, in his bad time, to work at a little forge.
He looked like his illustration, as he raised his eyes to Mr. Lorry’s face.
But, Mr. Stryver replied to my Lord, no; but he would ask the witness to tell him whether what happened once, might happen twice; whether he would have been so confident if he had seen this illustration of his rashness sooner, whether he would be so confident, having seen it; and more.
There are no more uses of "illustrate" in the book.