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edify
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 uses
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Definition
to instruct — morally or intellectually
  • Still, everything he read he passed along to me, but with this difference: formerly, because he thought I'd like it; now, for my edification and instruction.
    p. 184.4
edification = education

(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.)
  • "No," said Atticus, "putting his life's history on display for the edification of the neighborhood."
    p. 65.9
edification = instruction

(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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