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enlighten

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Definition provide better understanding or make clear — often in a spiritual sense
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • This book enlightens and educates.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • enlightens = provides better understanding or makes clear
  • He was very enlightening sometimes.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • enlightening = providing a better understanding
  • How strange and enlightening and terrible had been her experience!
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • But on this point enlighten me: are you removing treasure here amassed for safety abroad, until the war is past?
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • So don't count on me to enlighten you.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • So then enlighten me, Mama.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Then let us adjourn to the courtyard, where I will proceed to enlighten you.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • By and by that last enlightening moment came, and Madeline Hammond faced not only the love in her heart, but the thought of the man she loved.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Enlightening, I'd say, and they used the made-up town of Niceville, Mississippi, but who knows?"
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Much was being done to enlighten these poor people.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • We've said the enlightening word.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • 'Now, Ernest,' said I, 'enlighten me on the subject of this adventure!
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • This has been an enlightening talk, but I'm afraid you have to go now.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Of this Brown was not aware, and Kassim, who came up the knoll an hour before sunset, took good care not to enlighten him.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • 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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