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illustrate
used in Frankenstein

2 uses
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Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • As the circumstances of his marriage illustrate his character, I cannot refrain from relating them.
    Chapter 1 (6% in)
illustrate = help make clear
  • ...analysing all the minutiae of causation, as exemplified in the change from life to death, and death to life, until from the midst of this darkness a sudden light broke in upon me—a light so brilliant and wondrous, yet so simple, that while I became dizzy with the immensity of the prospect which it illustrated, I was surprised that among so many men of genius who had directed their inquiries towards the same science, that I alone should be reserved to discover so astonishing a secret.
    Chapter 4 (33% in)
illustrated = helped make clear
There are no more uses of "illustrate" in Frankenstein.

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