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The Idiot
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  • He knew very well that he must tell some story this evening for the edification of the company, and led up to it with the inspiration of anticipatory triumph.
  • Their children are sometimes congenital idiots, like the hero of our story; sometimes they are found in the dock at the Assizes, where they are generally acquitted by the jury for edifying motives; sometimes they distinguish themselves by one of those burning scandals that amaze the public and add another blot to the stained record of our age.
  • Was it very edifying and instructive?" asked Aglaya.

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  • She edifies and inspires her supporters everywhere she speaks.
  • I do not suppose the situation my friend Mrs Rooke is in at present, will furnish much either to interest or edify me.
    Austen, Jane  --  Persuasion

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