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illustrate
used in The Mill on the Floss

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
as illustrated by this example
Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • Nevertheless, there was a visible improvement in Tom under this training; perhaps because he was not a boy in the abstract, existing solely to illustrate the evils of a mistaken education, but a boy made of flesh and blood, with dispositions not entirely at the mercy of circumstances.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (46% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
an illustrated children's book
Definition
to draw pictures (or provide photographs) to accompany a book or other writing
  • There are many illustrations in it that you will like to see.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (76% in)

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Chapter VI Illustrating the Laws of Attraction It is evident to you now that Maggie had arrived at a moment in her life which must be considered by all prudent persons as a great opportunity for a young woman.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (0% in)
  • These were the mental conditions on which Mrs. Tulliver had undertaken to act persuasively, and had failed; a fact which may receive some illustration from the remark of a great philosopher, that fly-fishers fail in preparing their bait so as to make it alluring in the right quarter, for want of a due acquaintance with the subjectivity of fishes.
    3.7 — Book 3 Chapter 7 — How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (99% in)

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