Then someone suggested that their plaything should be exhibited in the nearest building, and so I was led past the sphinx of white marble, which had seemed to watch me all the while with a smile at my astonishment, towards a vast grey edifice of fretted stone.
There are no more uses of "edifice" in the book.
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The corporation was housed in an imposing edifice.
He was determined to defeat the bill and tear down the entire edifice of free trade treaties.