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This is a more enlightened age.
  having or receiving important knowledge or understanding — (sometimes a spiritual belief)

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free of false beliefs based on superstition or prejudice
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  • This is a more enlightened age.
  • In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks.
    Scott Adams
  • the enlightened friends to liberty
  • I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
    Ephesians 1:18 (NIV)

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  • It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,
    Hebrews 6:4 (NIV)
  • "I’m playing music for people who are-"
    "Enlightened, we know," Mallory said, rolling her eyes.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • "O enlightened Vizier," said the Tisroc, "bestow your wisdom upon us concerning this strange proposal."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • "Ah," he said as if enlightened.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Perhaps you can eventually persuade him to take a more enlightened view.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • However this whole thing ends, I think I’ve been enlightened just by crossing paths with some of you."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • After six or so years of loathing her hometown, of cursing her parents for moving there and subjecting her to it, its limitations and scarcity of everything—diversion, restaurants, enlightened minds—Mae had recently come to remember Longfield with something like tenderness.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Instead of Zia’s Islamization he began what he called enlightened moderation.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I was further intrigued, but not enlightened.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • A great deal of it comes from living in such an enlightened atmosphere.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • And while we understand that art and literature mean to do this to us, is there not a serious, thinking person who sometimes wishes the questions would be answered directly by a reading, with clarity and resolve, so that he might move steadily onward, to be further enlightened, improved?
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • These men intended to take you to a school called the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • First of all I will tell you something about this beautiful, enlightened planet of Camazotz.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Sophie’s sudden news that soon we would be enlightened was like receiving an electric jolt.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Oh," I said in an enlightened voice.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • And in more enlightened times, they would most likely be considered mad and tidied away into an institution somewhere, if they didn’t quiet down.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Andy had been so mistreated at our (supposedly) enlightened and progressive school that public school, in his view, was on a par with the prison system.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • There was a moment of captured, enlightened recognition.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • But Lawrence, he had been enlightened.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Unworthy of an enlightened person.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In these enlightened days, of course, no one believes a word of it.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I little expected, in this enlightened and scientific age, to find a disciple of Albertus Magnus and Paracelsus.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • NW: You see, he woke one morning, the king, and proclaimed his plan to reshape the country—kicking and screaming, if need be—into a new and more enlightened nation.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The servant, enlightened by his disclosure, and afraid of being himself implicated in the crime, would doubtless become an ally of the detective.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • For in this enlightened age, when men believe not even what they see, the doubting of wise men would be his greatest strength.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He believed that a human soul could not be enlightened unless it had both male and female elements.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • That great America on the other side of the sphere, Australia, was given to the enlightened world by the whaleman.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Thank you, madame, I am aware of them now; Monsieur Cardinal has enlightened me on that head.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • No enlightened person would ever ask it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Her education had taught her how to be an enlightened mother and wife, able to contribute to the civilization—or in her case, the civilizing—of her community.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Jealousy,she enlightened me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • HIGGINS [enlightened, but not at all impressed] Oh, that’s what’s worrying you, is it?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • I found nothing that further enlightened me about his inner life, nothing that might help me understand him after he was gone.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The enlightened, cultivated, intelligent man, who supports the system of which the trader is the inevitable result, or the poor trader himself?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • He understands everything, although he hasn’t enlightened you.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • The word Illuminati means ’the enlightened ones.’
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He, the enlightened man who looks afar in the dark, had fled because of his superior perceptions and knowledge.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • As we walked home, I would fain have enlightened my charge on the characters of the people we had quitted: but she got it into her head that I was prejudiced against them.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Below us were the more friendly, enlightened desert kingdoms of the world’s coming natural-gas capital, Qatar; the oil-sodden emirate of Abu Dhabi; the gleaming modern high-rises of Dubai; and then, farther east, the craggy coastline of Oman.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • We follow a policy of enlightened humanitarianism; all our employees are automatically insured.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • The Buddha himself, the enlightened one, was also in the habit of taking this walk to beg in the morning.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • —fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I mean that one word from you has enlightened me more than twenty years of slow experience; I have but you in the world, Haidee; through you I again take hold on life, through you I shall suffer, through you rejoice.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He had a particular expression which his face assumed when he understood but didn’t think he should show it, a settled, enlightened look; its appearance now was the first decent thing I had seen in a long time.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • That which enlightened this man was his heart.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Especially to gentlemen," added May, with a look which enlightened Amy as to one cause of her sudden fall from favor.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
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Associated words [difficulty]:   enlightened [2] , enlighten [3] , Enlightenment [2] , enlighten [3]
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