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illustrate
used in Jane Eyre

3 uses
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Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • Hear an illustration, reader.
    Chapter 36 (41% 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.)
  • The divining party again laid their heads together: apparently they could not agree about the word or syllable the scene illustrated.
    Chapter 18 (18% in)
  • illustrated = helped make clear
  • A curious friendship theirs must have been: a pointed illustration, indeed, of the old adage that "extremes meet."
    Chapter 18 (67% in)
illustration = example

(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.)
There are no more uses of "illustrate" in Jane Eyre.

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