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  • Can you enlighten me—I don’t understand this proposal
  • The book enlightens and entertains.
  • I felt strongly tempted, at times, to enlighten my mother and sister on the real character and circumstances of the persecuted tenant of Wildfell Hall,
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • Whom did the LORD consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge or showed him the path of understanding?
    Isaiah 40:14 (NIV)

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  • A longing to enlighten her was strong in him; and there were moments when he imagined that all she asked was to be enlightened.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • He was very enlightening sometimes.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • This book enlightens and educates.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • Jean Louise crushed the temptation to enlighten her young guests upon the probable clinical reasons for their loved ones’ rapid growth, and she turned her attention to the Diaper Set, which distressed her beyond measure: When Jerry was two months old he looked up at me and said . toilet training should really begin when . he was christened he grabbed Mr. Stone by the hair and Mr. Stone .
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • "That’s a very . enlightening story, Nick," Tanner said.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Ladies, let me enlighten you about your next task in the Selection process.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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  • Aunt May’s spirit, Miss Lucy’s kindness, Miss Marlee’s buoyancy, and Mom’s strength were invaluable, and more enlightening than any class I ever took.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • And there’s one more statement you made that I think should cap off what I think everyone here would agree has been a wonderfully enlightening and inspiring talk."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I hope that will prove sufficient to enlighten you.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • "Oh, these worms are found all through the caribou," I explained, with the enthusiasm of an expert enlightening a layman.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Perhaps you could enlighten me as to the article in question?
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • I always enjoyed the chance to enlighten a clueless mortal.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Enlighten me.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • A rumor, persistent and enlightening, said that she and her husband made some of the best moonshine in the lowcountry during the bootleggers’ heyday.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Before I slay you, perhaps you’ll enlighten me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • You need air and exercise, and I can perhaps make the occasion spiritually beneficial as well, by enlightening you as to the ritual of Perpetual Adoration as we go.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Thank you for those very creative and . enlightening introductions.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • They do nothing towards enlightening the slave, whilst they do much towards enlightening the master.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • His answer was enlightening.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Care to enlighten me?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Baba would enlighten me with his politics during those walks with long-winded dissertations.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Can you enlighten me on that point?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I, of course, couldn’t enlighten her as to that.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • The sun that lay on Lothlorien had no power to enlighten the shadow of that distant height.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • So I pray you, if it may be, enlighten him not, least it may harm.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • This has been an enlightening talk, but I’m afraid you have to go now.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Well, how about you enlighten us?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He was thinking that Prince Andrew was unhappy, had gone astray, did not see the true light, and that he, Pierre, ought to aid, enlighten, and raise him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Kneeling and facing Rosaura, Tita made an urgent request to Nacha to enlighten her at this time.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • Not another word had I heard to enlighten me on the subject of my expectations, and my twenty-third birthday was a week gone.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "There are superior and inferior races in the world," said the Japanese politician Nakajima Chikuhei in 1940, "and it is the sacred duty of the leading race to lead and enlighten the inferior ones."
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He was desirous of an explosion, because in that case the mine throws forth fire, and fire enlightens.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • ’Now, Ernest,’ said I, ’enlighten me on the subject of this adventure!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • He offered to enlighten me, and I gratefully accepted: he described how contraceptives work, and I asked him very boldly how boys could tell they were grown up.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • "Read more, your worship," said Sancho, "and you will find something that will enlighten us."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The boy was known to the local railroad crews as Frankie, and Mrs. Taggart preferred not to enlighten them about his full name.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I will let the General enlighten you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • I pray you by the wine you spend, and by your god, your own life, and your company; enlighten me, and let the truth be known.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But like Czar Peter content to toil in the shipyards of foreign cities, Queequeg disdained no seeming ignominy, if thereby he might happily gain the power of enlightening his untutored countrymen.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Should I fall, therefore, seek no victims to my manes, but rather forgive my destroyers; and if you remember them at all, let it be in prayers for the enlightening of their minds, and for their eternal welfare.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Please enlighten me, then, Jacob.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • But on this point enlighten me: are you removing treasure here amassed for safety abroad, until the war is past?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Much was being done to enlighten these poor people.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • A nocturnal rain, the wall of Hougomont, the hollow road of Ohain, Grouchy deaf to the cannon, Napoleon’s guide deceiving him, Bulow’s guide enlightening him,— the whole of this cataclysm is wonderfully conducted.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then perhaps you should enlighten us?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Oh, sire! clemency is the only light which can enlighten the interior of so great a soul.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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