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illustrate
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.
    Chapter 17 (63% in)
illustrated = helped make clear
There are no more uses of "illustrate" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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