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illustrate
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • But here—if we suppose this interview betwixt Mistress Hibbins and Hester Prynne to be authentic, and not a parable—was already an illustration of the young minister's argument against sundering the relation of a fallen mother to the offspring of her frailty.
    Chapter 8 — The Elf-child and the Minister (99% in)
illustration = something that helps clarify or demonstrate

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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