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edify
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to instruct — morally or intellectually
  • Among the sights of Europe, that of Rome has ever been held one of the most striking and in some respects edifying.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (75% in)
  • When she made remarks to this edifying effect, she had a firm little frown on her brow, which yet did not hinder her face from looking benevolent, and her words which came forth like a procession were uttered in a fervid agreeable contralto.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (17% in)
  • He had been used every day to taste the flavor of supremacy and the tribute of complete deference: and the certainty that he was watched or measured with a hidden suspicion of his having some discreditable secret, made his voice totter when he was speaking to edification.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (54% in)
  • "Selina" received her with a pathetic affectionateness and a disposition to give edifying answers on the commonest topics, which could hardly have reference to an ordinary quarrel of which the most important consequence was a perturbation of Mr. Bulstrode's health.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (16% in)

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