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instructive
used in War and Peace

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informative (providing desired information)
  • After this, three pages were left blank in the diary, and then the following was written: I have had a long and instructive talk alone with Brother V., who advised me to hold fast by brother A. Though I am unworthy, much was revealed to me.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (35% in)
  • The Battle of Borodino, with the occupation of Moscow that followed it and the flight of the French without further conflicts, is one of the most instructive phenomena in history.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (0% in)
  • You need only forget to ask how the will of heroes produces events, and such histories as Thiers' will be interesting and instructive and may perhaps even possess a tinge of poetry.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (79% in)

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