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edifice
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

3 uses
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Definition
a building — especially a large one

or:

a conceptual or organizational framework
  • The Palais de Justice communicated with the prison,—a sombre edifice, that from its grated windows looks on the clock-tower of the Accoules.
    Chapters 7-8 (54% in)
  • Morrel took the head of his son between his two hands, drew him forward, and kissing his forehead several times said, "Oh, yes, yes, I bless you in my own name, and in the name of three generations of irreproachable men, who say through me, 'The edifice which misfortune has destroyed, providence may build up again.'
    Chapters 29-30 (81% in)
  • "What?" said he to himself, while the lamp and the wax lights were nearly burnt out, and the servants were waiting impatiently in the anteroom; "what? this edifice which I have been so long preparing, which I have reared with so much care and toil, is to be crushed by a single touch, a word, a breath!
    Chapters 89-90 (42% in)

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