"Umph!" grunted the studious audience, doubtful whether it was fitting to be amused, offended, bored, or edified.
He had edified the National Interurban Trolley Council, meeting at Wichita, on "Health Maxims for Trolley Folks."
Martin was edified by an item which showed that among all families divorced in Ontario, Tennessee, and Southern Wyoming in 1912, the appalling number of fifty-three per cent of the husbands drank at least one glass of whisky daily.
His life did not seem edifying nor in any degree amusing.
In novels, these truth-seekers quested the "secret of life" in laboratories which did not seem to be provided with Bunsen flames or reagents; or they went, at great expense and much discomfort from hot trains and undesirable snakes, to Himalayan monasteries, to learn from unaseptic sages that the Mind can do all sorts of edifying things if one will but spend thirty or forty years in eating rice and gazing on one’s navel.
In his cups, though he severely retained his moral and elegant vocabulary, Clif chronicled the jest of selling oil-wells unprovided with oil and of escaping before the law closed in; the cleverness of joining churches for the purpose of selling stock to the members; and the edifying experience of assisting Dr. Benoni Carr to capture a rich and senile widow for his sanitarium by promising to provide medical consultation from the spirit-world.
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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.